Article by Bryan Howard
November 23, 2018
Republican Senator from Iowa Chuck Grassley fired back at Chief Justice Roberts for never targeting Obama for his disgusting attacks against Supreme Court Justice Alito at a State of the Union.
Justice Roberts remarks to President Trump criticizing Federal Court Judge.
“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. 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.”
Chuck Grassley responded on Twitter,
Breitbart News noted out the events that Obama did to target Judges with no response from Roberts.
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 toldthe 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.
In April 2012, when oral arguments in the Obamacare case (NFIB v. Sebelius) appeared to go against the administration, Obama warned the Supreme Court against overturning the law, attacking the very idea that “an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” His aides later scrambled to explain that the president — once a lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago — certainly accepted the idea of judicial review.
But Roberts did not defend the court’s prerogatives. In fact, Roberts buckled, effectively rewriting the law to save Obamacare — perhaps even reversing his original vote.