Chuck Grassley to Chief Justice John Roberts: You Rebuked Trump — But Sat Silent Through Obama’s Abuse

Breitbart: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offered rare public criticism of the President of the United States on Wednesday when he pushed back against President Trump’s claim Tuesday that an “Obama judge” had blocked his effort to deny asylum to those entering the country illegally.

But as outgoing Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) later noted, Roberts was silent when President Barack Obama attacked the Court during the State of the Union address in 2010:

Likewise, Roberts said nothing when Obama bullied the Supreme Court on numerous occasions — and even appeared to yield to Obama’s pressure.

In 2010, President Obama used his first State of the Union address to denounce the Court’s January 2010 ruling in the Citizens United case, which struck down restrictions on corporate political speech under the First Amendment.

With six of the nine justices sitting silently in the House of Representatives, Obama told the nation their ruling “will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.”

Democrats leapt to their feet in applause. Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words, “Not true” — and never attended another State of the Union address.

But Roberts said and did nothing to defend the Court from Obama’s unprecedented assault on its independence.  more here

24 Comments on Chuck Grassley to Chief Justice John Roberts: You Rebuked Trump — But Sat Silent Through Obama’s Abuse

  1. Justice John Roberts has shown his colors by his action and inaction regarding obamacare.
    He and the Supreme court would be best served if he would keep his mouth shut and continue to silently erode the Constitution, as he has.

    Roberts has become a millstone around the neck of middle America.

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  2. The only Circuit this Supreme Court Cuck has ever been on is the DC Cocktail Circuit. Bastard sold the American people out so he could keep hanging out with the other useless communist drunks.

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  3. Yer Thanksgiving PSA:

    If anyone happens to see Justice John Roberts having a seizure in the swimming pool,
    don’t fergit to throw in a box of soap and a load of laundry.

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  4. People including me thought the left and obomba had something on roberts to make him rewrite that obomba care tax.

    Now not so much. I think he’s a willing accompliss

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  5. I remember Roberts’ voting in Obamacare and then hurrying off to Europe to avoid facing the American people.

    I always felt that Obama had him (and many others) by the throat.

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  6. With rare exception (Scalia is the only example that comes to mind),
    when a weasel judge pokes his head up to make a remark,
    I hate ALL lawyers and judges that much more.

    The Law should be the rules we’ve all agreed on in order to live fairly and in peace. Transparency, honesty, fairness. But no!

    Instead they use the law as their weapon, like a parlor game, to play gotcha with our lives. That is why I loathe all lawyers. They are arrogant pricks starting in Law School.
    Epilepsy is what Roberts deserves for his obamcare decision, an insulting abomination. Next grand mal, he should bite off his own tongue.

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  7. Roberts is being extorted – much like boehner, and probaby Paul ryan.

    If he was a patriot, he’d resign. He wrecked his legacy with his cowardice and treason on obamacarw, and now he has finally buried it with this stupid act.

    MAYBE HE

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  8. Roberts’ recent comments changes the reading from this essay from earlier this year. As likely not a very accurate assessment.

    “…. But it is almost certain that, if Kennedy is replaced with a Trump nominee, the new median justice is going to be Chief Justice Roberts…….. given that Roberts is now the Court’s fulcrum, …..”

    Fulcrum Roberts? Doesn’t look very good following his recent criticism.

    https://spectator.org/could-kelo-be-condemned-looking-at-the-direction-of-the-roberts-court/ .

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