By Duncan Smith
Sen. Tom Cotton may not be the only Republican upset by a set of horrible decisions this week by the U.S. Supreme Court, but he’s certainly been one of the boldest in his criticism.
And now he wants Chief Justice John Roberts to do the right thing — step down, resign, because it’s apparent the Bush appointee has been so triggered by President Donald Trump the rule of law and the Constitution no longer matter to him.
“It cannot be the law that what Barack Obama has unlawfully done, no president may undo,' Cotton, a Harvard-educated lawyer and former U.S. Army officer with multiple combat tours, said in a statement, as reported by The Federalist.
'John Roberts again postures as a Solomon who will save our institutions from political controversy and accountability. If the Chief Justice believes his political judgment is so exquisite, I invite him to resign, travel to Iowa, and get elected,” he continued.
“I suspect voters will find his strange views no more compelling than do the principled justices on the Court.'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was equally vocal in his criticism of the Supreme Court.
'Judging is not a game. It's not supposed to be a game but sadly over recent years more and more, Chief Justice Roberts has been playing games with the court to achieve the policy outcomes he desires,' Cruz said.
The Daily Wire adds:
In the 5-4 decision on Wednesday, Roberts wrote the majority opinion in which he said that President Trump could not rescind the Obama administration's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act with an executive order, alleging that the president did not reverse the program in their preferred way.
'We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. 'The wisdom' of those decisions 'is none of our concern,'' Roberts wrote in the opinion. 'We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.'
The Roberts opinion further alleged that the Trump administration 'failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance,' demanding that the Department of Homeland Security take up the issue if DACA were to come to an end.
And yet, where was Roberts on the fact that President Obama “failed to consider” that what he did in issuing the DACA order was unconstitutional and wholly illegal — something even Obama admitted?
Roberts isn’t going to resign because he loves that he has the power he has and he obviously loves being fawned over more in the Washington editorial pages than doing what he is supposed to be doing on behalf of the republic — ruling based on the Constitution, not on his whims or anti-Trump proclivities.
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