Vice President Mike Pence criticized the jurisprudence of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in an interview, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives.”
Pence made the remarks in an interview Wednesday on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), scheduled to air in full on Thursday.
“Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Pence told the Christian Broadcasting Networks David Brody. “But Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives—whether it be the Obamacare decision, or whether it be a spate of recent decisions all the way through Calvary Chapel.”
Roberts, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, has sided with the Supreme Courts Democratic appointees on several issues, drawing the ire of conservatives.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said in an interview in June that religious conservatives were now “very depressed” following the high courts recent run of left-leaning rulings, including on immigration, abortion, and expanding workplace discrimination protections beyond biologically determined sex to also cover sexual orientation and gender identity.
Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, told The Epoch Times in an interview that he believes Roberts is eager to portray the Supreme Court as an impartial institution.
“I continue to believe that the Chief Justice is animated by a desire to avoid a public perception that the court is split along ideological lines, producing in the public mind predictable outcomes along rigid 5–4 majorities in politically controversial cases,” Stein said.
“He is doing this, in his mind, to protect the integrity of the court as an impartial and unpredictable interpreter of the law, especially if he believes that a rigid polarization will eventually produce an effort by Democrats to expand the size of the court,” he added.
The vice president told CBN that the future of the Supreme Court would be shaped by the outcome of Novembers election.
“I think its been a wake-up call for pro-life voters around the country who understand, in a very real sense, the destiny of the Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2020,” Pence said.
“The question is not whether our country will be Republican or Democrat or blue or red, but whether America will still be America,” Pence said, adding that Trumps second term, if he wins, would feature a strong pro-life agenda.
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