Charlotte, NC – On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence made some pointed comments directed at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The media picked up the story Thursday, each sharing their thoughts on the “rare rebuke” of the Supreme Court. The comments were made while Pence was doing an interview for the Christian Broadcasting Network.
In his comments, VP Pence said, “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.” He continued, “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.” This marks the first time that Pence has made direct comments such as these.
The media reported the action as Pence “tearing into” Roberts, but this is not the case at all. Pence is simply sharing the sentiments of conservatives across the country. It’s obvious they have not heard the comments of so many across the country, as those comments have been more fiery than anything Pence has said.
The issue with Roberts is clear, he is more interested in maintaining a neutrality on the court, than actually ruling in accordance with the Constitution. He’s sided multiple times with liberal justices and has put into doubt any of the conservative causes that drove the left insane during the Kavanaugh nomination.
He is not just a disappointment, but a failure of a justice. Many times he has argued to stay in the middle, rather than making a ruling. For example, his ruling on Obamacare. Rather than striking down the law, he decided to stay in the middle and allow the legislation to stand by calling the mandate a “tax.”
Time and time again, he has failed to rule according to the law, but rather how he can try to make people happy. In the instance shared with Obamacare, he decided to rule the way he did, so he could try to make a majority of people happy with his decision.
With his recent rulings on abortion, he has ruled so it favors a majority of people. Roberts wants to act as if he is a congressional representative, determining what he feels is in the best interests of the people, rather than a Supreme Court Justice.
Roberts is not in his position to determine what is best for you and for me. He’s not there to determine how to keep anyone happy, preserve legislation, or anything similar. His role is to rule on the legality of these cases. In each of these instances, he has ruled against the things he claimed to stand for in 2005 when appointed to the court.
This is more than Justice Roberts simply being a disappointment. This is Justice Roberts being a failure. A failure that continues to haunt conservatives and the legacy of the President that appointed him to his seat.
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