In an interview with CBN News set to air Thursday, Pence referred to the Supreme Courtroom justice by identify whereas criticizing a few of his latest selections.
“Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States, but Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives,” the vice president informed the network.
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Pence went on to reference instances where Roberts acted as a swing vote for the liberal side of the court, together with his 2012 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, which even a first year law student knows on the face of it was 100 percent unconstitutional, and his position against a Nevada church requesting to lift a state attendance limit amid the CV-19 pandemic.
“I think several cases out of the Supreme Court are a reminder of just how important this election is for the future of the Supreme Court. We remember the issue back in 2016, which I believe loomed large in voters’ decisions between Hillary Clinton and the man who became president of the United States,” he said.
Pence then referenced a Louisiana abortion case saying that Roberts declined to place “a very modest restriction on abortion providers.”
“I think it’s been a wake-up call for pro-life voters around the country who understand, in a very real sense, the destiny of the Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2020,” he said.
This isn’t the first time the Chief Justice has fought with administration officials.
In November 2018, the Roberts issued a rare admonishment of his own to President Trump, who had been criticizing a judge who ruled against his asylum policy.
When Trump called the judge an “Obama judge,” Roberts fired back, saying that the US does not have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”
But, of course we do. Who does he think he’s fooling? It’s patently apparent in their rulings. For the most part, conservative judges rule with the Constitution, which is exactly what all judges are supposed to do, while liberal judges seem to rule against the Constitution, constantly in appeasement to the radical Left of our society.
For goodness’ sake, we had Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answering an interview question of what Constitution she would recommend for the new government of Egypt by saying she wouldn’t recommend the US Constitution. How can you take a Supreme Court justice seriously after an answer like that?
There are rulings that come down that are so blatantly obvious the court made the right decision, and you come away scratching your head wondering how on earth could four of the 9 justices have voted against it?
“What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for,” he said at the time.
His own behavior betrays that statement. He has sided with the radical Left on the court so many times now, that I wish Fake News would stop reporting that Roberts “sided with” the liberals on the court, because Roberts IS one of the liberals on the court.
I personally believe that the Left knows Roberts can be threatened. I believe they threatened to either out him on something embarrassing or they let him know that they will harass him and his family if he doesn’t rule with the liberals on the court for certain types of cases. Case in point, it was reported that Roberts originally was with the other four Constitutionalists on the high court who were ready to throw out the entire Affordable Care Act, because it was 100 percent unconstitutional. Roberts was with the Constitution on that case, all the way through the year, and up until right before the ruling was declared when he suddenly changed his mind. I think either the Obama administration threatened the chief justice, and that’s how the Left learned he could be persuaded, or the Left threatened to write nasty things about him in the newspapers from then on. Either way, based on his whole career, his Constitutional principles have been compromised.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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