Senator Cruz says Chief Justice John Roberts ‘despises Donald Trump’

It’s more than Trump. Remember, it was back in 2012 that Justice Roberts shredded the Constitution and stabbed America in the back when he ruled with the left on Obamacare.

Forbes: The irony is that Roberts didn’t have to rewrite the statute in order to issue a judicially minimalist opinion. He could have done what the Obama administration asked him to do: if the individual mandate is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, also sever the law’s guaranteed-issue and community rating provisions, and leave the rest of the law intact.

Instead, he invented out of whole cloth a new definition of taxation that contravenes long-standing precedent. He added hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal deficit, by way of his Medicaid ruling. And he forever tarnished his legacy as a Justice, and his promise to the nation that he would serve as an umpire, and “remember that it’s my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat.”

Senator Cruz says Chief Justice John Roberts ‘despises Donald Trump’

“I think it is personal,” the Texas senator said about Justice John Roberts’ motivation to turn away from the conservative movement with his court decisions

By: By Sophie Mann, Just the News, October 5, 2020:

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz says Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts “despises Donald Trump,” which accounts for a number of the decisions he had made from the top seat on the high court in recent years.

In an appearance on David Brody’s recently launched show “The Water Cooler,” Senator Cruz, an attorney and author of the new book “One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History,” told the host that “John Roberts has become the new Sandra Day O’Connor.”

Cruz said he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence, who in an interview last month, told David Brody that Justice Roberts has been a “disappointment to conservatives.”

However, Cruz believes that part of Roberts’ pivot away from conservative-minded jurisprudence is motivated by personal hatred toward the president. “I think it is personal,” said the senator.

“It is difficult to come up with two human beings more antithetical than John Roberts and Donald Trump, in every respect,” he continued.

In addition to the release of his new book, the Senator is presently gearing up to begin the Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings of conservative Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

He confirmed on “The Water Cooler” that believes, despite the challenges posed by coronavirus, that the committee has the capacity to move forward in a timely manner with the judge’s hearing. Cruz also mentioned that Barrett, in a socially distanced form, met with lawmakers in the Mansfield room at the Capitol last week to prepare for the process.

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