Skip to comments.Donald Trump Calls Chief Justice John Roberts a 'Nightmare for Conservatives'
Posted on 01/17/2016 11:50:22 AM PST by springwater13
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has "turned out to be a nightmare for conservatives," and put some of the blame for Roberts' presence on the Court on 2016 rival Sen. Ted Cruz.
"Cruz fought like hell to get Justice Roberts in there. Justice Roberts turned out to be an absolute disaster, he turned out to be an absolute disaster because he gave us Obamacare." Trump told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on âThis Weekâ Sunday.
Trump repeatedly went after Cruz, who served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist from 1996 to 1997, saying Cruz supported Roberts when he was nominated to the Court in 2005.
Trump noted that Roberts had two opportunities to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which was most recently upheld by the Supreme Court last summer, adding that Roberts "gave us Obamacare. Almost as much as [President] Obama himself."
"Justice Roberts could've killed Obamacare and should've, based on everything - should've killed it twice," Trump said. "Ted Cruz is the one that was promoting him."
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I can’t argue with that.
So they’re saying he hasn’t been? LOL
The nomination of Roberts was the biggest mistake (if it was a mistake) of president Bush. imo
This guy knows how to compaign.
Agree with Trump.
Is Roberts chief justice for life? Or can he be rotated out of the chief’s seat and back benched by a new president? Can a new president name a new chief?
I think Klownie the kenyan has something on this fool which caused Odumbocare..
I absolutely believe Roberts was blackmailed over the adoption of his two children.
So do I. GO TRUMP!
2 words: Ted Cruz
It’s good to hear it now, but I would be more impressed if he made these comments back when Roberts was nominated.
The U.S. Constitution states that all justices of the court “shall hold their offices during good behavior,” meaning that the appointments end only when a justice dies in office, resigns, or is impeached by the United States House of Representatives and convicted at trial by the Senate.
On the subject of SCOTUS Nominees...
This is an interesting read.
Cruz later criticized Roberts, but it was too late.
Read who brought him on board the Bush team.
Read the praise he had for him during the nomination process.
See if you recognize any catch phrases in there. These are the exact terms Cruz uses to describe himself, and my inclination is to consider the terms probably about as accurate.
Constitutional Expert / John Roberts / Really?
That darn Trump, tellin' the truth again.
A very logical conclusion explaining the advance belief that he was a straight shooter conservative.
Hindsight is 20/20. I didn’t see a single complaint here on FR when he was appointed.
Good info. Thanks
Can a president name a new chief justice? The idea being that he demotes Roberts to the role of justice and bring up Clarence Thomas?
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