The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, is outraged, outraged I say, about Senate Democratic Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s criticism of the two associate justices appointed by Donald Trump, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch.
On Wednesday, March 4, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in a case involving a Louisiana anti-abortion law — which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges. And Schumer, at a rally in Washington, D.C., declared, “They’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you, Gorsuch — I want to tell you, Kavanaugh — you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
In response, Roberts asserted, “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”
Sen. Schumer merely quoted Justice Kavanaugh’s own widely-denounced speech during his 2018 confirmation hearing, after he was accused of sexual assault . He said “what goes around comes around” when he’s on the Supreme Court.
But where was John Roberts when Trump attacked two women justices appointed by Democratic presidents, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor?
“Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to “shame” some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a “faker”. Both should recuse themselves..
The Justice failed any concern for a President who routinely threatens people from the largest platform in the world.
From Brian Fallon at Demand Justice
“It takes a certain amount of chutzpah for John Roberts to condemn these comments by Chuck Schumer after saying nothing when President Trump attacked two Democratic-appointed justices just last month.
“The decision to even hear this abortion case, after the Court already struck down an identical law four years ago, was itself a brazenly political act by the Roberts Court, and it is fully appropriate for politicians and the public to call it out.
“The Court’s entire docket this year has already guaranteed that it will be at the center of debate in 2020. Schumer was right to warn the Court against continuing to act so politically. Roberts ought to brace himself for plenty more criticism in the months to come.”
Spare us your poutrage, Justice Roberts, your Republican partisan panties are showing. Hypocrite.