Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, Chief Justice John Roberts issued a rare statement criticizing President Trump.
On Tuesday after President Trump statement of support to the government of Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khahsoggi, President Trump took questions from reporters as he awaited departure from D.C. to Florida.
The President was asked several questions, one question was regarding the temporary restraining order that blocks “the government from carrying out a new rule that denies protections to people who enter the country illegally,” as the News Blender reported on Tuesday.
President Trump responded to the order calling it a “disgrace,” he added, “this was an Obama judge.”
Trump responds to Q about 9th circuit ruling putting his asylum policy on hold by suggesting he wants to abolish the 9th circuit.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 20, 2018
"You go to 9th circuit, it is a disgrace & I will put in a major complaint…we have to look at that….We will win that case in the supreme court" pic.twitter.com/b7oz2zOzcJ
Given President Trump’s lengthy remarks criticizing the order, and the 9th circuit going so far as to say “the 9th circuit we are going to have to look at that,” only to add, “it’s not going to happen anymore,” The Associated Press reached out to Chief Justice Roberts for comment.
Roberts responded to the AP’s query by saying that the United States doesn’t have, “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” adding that an, “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”