Trump vs. Roberts

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 26, 2018

         YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE TUSSEL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS. THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR ITS CONSISTENT LIBERAL RULINGS, INCLUDING RECENT ONES ON HIS IMMIGRATION POLICY. THE PRESIDENT REFERRED TO JUDGE JON TIGAR OF THAT COURT AS AN “OBAMA JUDGE.”

            THAT PROMPTED JUSTICE ROBERTS TO ISSUE A RARE STATEMENT IN WHICH HE SAID THERE ARE NO OBAMA, BUSH OR CLINTON JUDGES. “WHAT WE HAVE HERE,” HE SAID, “IS AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP OF DEDICATED JUDGES DOING THEIR LEVEL BEST TO DO EQUAL RIGHT TO THOSE APPEARING BEFORE THEM.” HE ADDED, “THAT INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BE THANKFUL FOR.”

THE PROBLEM IS THAT TOO MANY OF THESE JUDGES ARE INDEPENDENT OF THE CONSTITUTION AND IF THERE ARE NO OBAMA, BUSH OR CLINTON JUDGES, WHY DO SO MANY JUDGES APPOINTED BY THEM SEE THE CONSTITUTION IN DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT WAYS AND WHY DOES THE LEFT SO ARDENTLY OPPOSE EVERY JUDGE NOMINATED BY A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. 

SORRY, JUSTICE ROBERTS. YOU ARE WRONG ON THIS ONE AND THE PRESIDENT IS CORRECT. I’M CAL THOMAS