Will Chief Justice Roberts Become The Ben Sasse Of The SCOTUS?
Chief Justice John Roberts recently responded to one of Trump’s idiotic tweets by saying we should be thankful for an independent judiciary. It is rare for a sitting Chief Justice to criticize the POTUS.
I always like to say that actions speak louder than words. Since he has been Chief Justice, Roberts has voted with 4 other GOP appointees to undermine the Voting Rights Act, open the flood gates to dark money from reactionary oligarchs, trashed unions, gutted the Medicaid expansion and affirmed Trump’s so-called travel ban. In every instance, Roberts’ vote favored the GOP.
I’m not joining in some of the excitement over Roberts’ mild criticism of Trump in light of his record. Let’s see if Roberts lives up to these words or if he is merely the Ben Sasse of the SCOTUS.