Skip to comments.Harry Reid: Justice Roberts lied to Congress
Posted on 03/28/2009 1:50:24 AM PDT by Scanian
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. lied to Congress during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be open-minded about his judicial philosophy.
"We got into a little jam with Roberts. Roberts didn't tell us the truth. At least [Justice Samuel A.] Alito told us who he was," Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, said, comparing former President George W. Bush's two successful Supreme Court nominees.
"We're stuck with those two young men," Mr. Reid said, though he added that Democrats hope to try to balance out the judiciary overall by "having some moderates in the federal court system as time goes on."
The Senate's top Democrat also vowed never to use the so-called nuclear option to change the rules to prevent filibusters of judicial nominees. Republicans under then-Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, were poised to employ the tactic in 2004 but were headed off by a bipartisan deal.
"The nuclear option is only one of the things the Republicans in power at that time did or tried to do to ruin our country," Mr. Reid said. "There is no way that I would be part of using the nuclear option. I want every Republican to hear that."
Mr. Reid joined fellow Democrats in voting to filibuster the nomination of Justice Alito, and on final passage voted against confirming Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts. The chief justice did not face a Democratic filibuster.
Former Sen. Fred Thompson, a Tennessee Republican who shepherded the chief justice's nomination through the Senate, said Mr. Reid's charge was off base.
"Senator Reid has compiled quite a catalog of mean and irrational statements about various people," Mr. Thompson said.
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Did he accuse Roberts of perjury from the Senate floor or outside where there is no Congressional immunity?
So what if he did? Congress is populated with the largest pack of liars on the planet!
Reid is the worst living creature on earth.
Reid doesn’t hold a candle to Schumer or Frank(sorry,Fwank)for being a total scumbag-or Boxer/Deinstein either.He is however,a ceritifed POS.
I’m starting to think that, like Byrd, Reid ain’t playing with a full deck.
Every time that Senator from Nevada speaks - I feel like taking a Reid.....
But if he replaces Ginsburg and Stevens?
How much more liberal can you get?
And then I cheer up a little bit...
Whatever Roberts might have said cannot be nearly as much of a lie as when Reid swears to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
I think Reid is drunk most of the time. Hopefully, Nevada will send him packing in 2010.
According to some, Roberts did twice deliver the Oath of Office of the Presidency to a man that was not constitutionally qualified to be president.
Cheer up! Chances are, whoever he picks, will be a closet tax cheat and would soon be exposed...
Or, considering how difficult it is for obama to fill his cabinet, he may not be able to appoint new justices... LOL
There are three tests that I’d like to require for political figures in DC.
First...a sanity and capable thinking test. You get ten questions...if you just five right...you pass. You get no outside help from your staff. Amongst the questions...explain the difference between the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Second....if you claim to be a lawyer...you get ten simple legal questions. If you get five right....you pass. Sadly...most of these lawyer-pretenders....insert various items into law each year....but then know nothing about law itself. Ask Chris Dodd about tax code which he inserts all the time.
Third and final....just a simple random drug test. Once a year. You fail...you get suspended from attending any function in DC for 60 days. The second time...you get kicked out entirely.
Based on what I’ve seen....at least three Senators are mentality unable to think and reason on their own. CNN and Fox don’t even bother messing with these guys because its just a joke. Even the state media for those three...won’t touch them because it would be very pitiful for a state resident to realize their guy just isn’t there.
"Unless we want to" he later added
Sure would love to see one of those Vegas call boys Reid employs just kick his ass.
There is no end to this "man's" arrogance and vile.
The man is just scum. Total scum.
This man has no shame.
Dot two: Dr. Orly Taitz hands off full dossier to Justice Roberts in public forum
Dot three: Serious review begins to take place
Dot four: Reid begins to discredit Chief Justice as having lied to congress.
And so the attack on the Supreme Court begins. Discredit the SCOTUS and anything or anyone can be tried by the mob in Congress. Add to that the web being abuzz about the possible 'bill of attainder" last week...