Chuck Schumer's Support Chief Justice Roberts Looks More Like He Agrees With President Trump On the Judiciary

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., criticizes the Republican

health care bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., criticizes the Republican

health care bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A few days ago, President Trump expressed his frustration with the obvious venue and judge shopping that is going in the federal courts by opponents of his policy. His immediate ire was directed at an Obama-appointed federal judge in San Francisco who imposed a nationwide injunction on the administration’s plan to require all aliens seeking amnesty at our southern border to present themselves at an established point of entry and to refuse to process amnesty applications from illegals; but it reflected a growing realization that the Ninth Circuit has become the go-to Circuit for any objection to any Trump policy.

This brought a rebuke, of sorts, from Chief Justice John Roberts.

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” he said in a statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley pointed out the selectiveness of Roberts’s sensibilities. Obama basically called the majority in Citizens United disloyal shills who had turned US elections over to foreign powers.

One the whole, Roberts’s statement has been met with a lot of disbelief:

Professor George goes into a longer discussion in this thread–if you have any interest in understanding the issue, take some time to read it:

Now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has weighed in, ostensibly agreeing with Roberts (naturally) but, in reality, making Trump’s case.

In this one tweet, Schumer calls Roberts a partisan (which is what Trump said about the Ninth Circuit), who has made some really bad decisions based on partisan politics (again what Trump said), and that Roberts is a Republican…which is pretty much like Trump calling the Ninth Circuit Democrats.

https://twitter.com/YossiGestetner/status/1066053268135124992

It seems to me that the criticism of Trump on this issue boils down to #OrangeManBad. Everyone knows that judges are appointed because the president likes their ideology. If they didn’t, why would a responsible journalist tweet this?

Why was a sterling and squeaky clean guy like Brett Kavanaugh subjected to a coordinated (by Dianne Feinstein) campaign of lies and smears to keep him off the bench? Why are the Democrats besh**ting themselves over McConnell’s judicial confirmation freight train and the role of the Federalist Society? Indeed, why does anyone even care about judges if they are all merely independent finders of fact?

Of course, there are Obama judges. Were there not, then the injunctions on Trump’s travel ban emanating from Hawaii and Washington and Maryland would have been routinely upheld by the Supreme Court. To argue otherwise is to argue that Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor are indistinguishable in the way they looked at cases. And of course, there are Trump judges, as we will see in the coming years.

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