Skip to comments.Sen. Chuck Grassley has some thoughts about Trump's attacks on federal judges
Posted on 11/21/2018 8:22:33 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts' response to President Donald Trump's controversial characterization of a federal judge and the 9th District court, and suggested it was a hypocritical move based on Roberts' previous interactions with Trump's predecessor.
"Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made [about a] judge's decision on asylum," Grassley said in a tweet on Wednesday. "I don't recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union."
Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, appeared to be referencing a State of the Union address Obama gave in 2010, where Obama criticized the Supreme Court's 5-4 landmark decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The decision eased restrictions that blocked corporations and unions from funding political campaigns without limits.
But Obama did not single out Justice Samuel Alito during that State of the Union address. Obama referred to the Supreme Court broadly, without mentioning any names.
"With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests including foreign corporations to spend without limit in our elections," Obama said at the time.
Alito appeared to have a visceral reaction to Obama's remarks during the speech, which were captured on video. He was seen shaking his head and mouthing some words as Obama commented on the court's decision. Alito voted in favor of the ruling, and also joined concurring opinions from Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Whoever Roberts handler is gave Roberts instructions to put out this statement. Undoubtedly it was the same handler that ordered Roberts to make his last minute opinion change on the Affordable Care Act.
Grassley’s still got some lead left in his pencil.
Trump should ask for his resignation. Roberts wouldn’t have to,of course, but it might humiliate him some.
Sounds like Grasshole has a woke intern doing his tweeting for him.
Will Roberts become more Kennedy-like or Souter-like now?
We know he won’t be more Gorsuch/Kavanaugh-like.
Roberts triggers my gaydar, so I say more Souter-like.
True. And Roberts will stay in his position until a patriot with knowledge, position, and power exposes what they have on him. Some have speculated it has to do with the adoption details of his children. Whatever it is, I pray someone who can, exposes it so he can step down and be replaced, the sooner the better. We need ONE MORE SC patriot Justice NOW.
If a judge goes off Constitutional course on us, he deserves to be described as being an incompetent.
This case is undoubtedly going to be struck down.
I’d like to see a stipulation that a judge gets just so many stricken down cases before he is deemed unfit for the job.
That would certainly clear the decks of Libtard trash.
"Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made [about a] judge's decision on asylum," Grassley said in a tweet on Wednesday. "I don't recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union." ... in 2010, where Obama criticized the Supreme Court's 5-4 landmark decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The decision eased restrictions that blocked corporations and unions from funding political campaigns without limits.
The partisan media shill nitpicked and spun this of course.
Not a defense of Roberts, but it was the AP who ran to Roberts for a quote, and this was his response to a question
But he made a purely political comment, masked as a judicial one
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No bias in that headline by Business Insider PARTNER with Leftist Yahoo.
Nope. No Democrat bias at all.
no comment would have been the correct reply imo
Correct. Roberts showed who he truly is.
Not that we are surprised. Not any more.
It is interesting that the constitution does not provide for lifetime tenure for judges as almost everyone talks about. Article III, Section 1 provides that:
The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour,...
It would appear to me that a record of being reversed on their decisions would constitute bad behaviour and would justify removal. The higher standard of high crimes and misdemeanors set out for the President's removal should not be applied to Judges.
With Roberts latest stunt, we have to pray that Ginsburg will somehow have to step down.
I have some thoughts on it also. Every one of the bastards should be locked up for pretending to be God.
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