After President Trump blasted an “Obama judge” on the Ninth Circuit Court earlier this week, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement saying there are no “Obama judges” or “Bush judges,” just an independent judiciary. Super-partisan Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer liked what he heard but didn’t have a whole lot of self-awareness in this tweet:
I don’t agree very often with Chief Justice Roberts, especially his partisan decisions which seem highly political on Citizens United, Janus, and Shelby.
But I am thankful today that he—almost alone among Republicans—stood up to President Trump and for an independent judiciary.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 23, 2018
Good one, Chuck! Very helpful:
I wonder if Chuck realizes how he's contradicting himself and proving Trump's point in this statement? I doubt it. https://t.co/zLNscYcFzz
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 23, 2018
Shorter Chuck Schumer: Trump is totally right about the courts, except when Republican appointees criticize him; then the judiciary is Independent and Good:https://t.co/4b28OVJp6G
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) November 23, 2018
It was nice of Schumer to praise Roberts’ defense of an independent, nonpartisan judiciary while also including a list of cases Schumer considers partisan decisions!
The lack of self-awareness it takes to criticize Roberts as a partisan while praising him for criticizing Trump for calling another judge partisan
Is galactic dumbass level https://t.co/QEyR8m9uSL
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) November 23, 2018
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 23, 2018
"Republicans won't stand up to Trump while he makes the same argument I just made about court decisions being political."
Another example of how some people only view certain behavior as bad when Trump does it. What a clown. https://t.co/7dFicf0ca2
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) November 23, 2018
Trump should show some bipartisanship by giving Schumer’s hot take a retweet.