The highest Court in our land has been politically weaponized for quite a while now.
Donald Trump’s been packing the Supreme Court with reliable hard-right Republican judges such as Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh (note: he’s not appointed any women). He campaigned very hard on that, so that SCOTUS can overrule Roe v. Wade, and former Indiana conservative radio talk show host Mike Pence and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., and other misguided evangelicals, helped him considerably as well.
Chief Justice John Roberts is 64, and he was nominated by Bush Two. Before he took his seat on SCOTUS, he was a Judge on the all-important U S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Court that gave us RBG and Scalia etc.
Chief Justice Roberts saved the Affordable Care Act, but he’s ruled with Trump on several significant issues, but when it came to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ highly contrived effort to allow only U S citizens to be counted in the all-important 2020 Census, the Chief Justice sided with the much more sensible Justices who were nominated by Democratic presidents (https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/12/politics/john-roberts-census-citizenship-supreme-court/index.html).
Associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman spoke only five minutes ago with RNC Chairlady Ronna Romney McDaniel, Mitt’s niece. McDaniel told Sherman that because Roberts ruled against Trump and Ross on the citizenship issue, she will instruct House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) to begin impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice.
“Susanna,” McDaniel said, “in the Republican faith, there is no tolerance for dissent. Roberts has to go!”
Then associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who immeidately blasted whatever McCarthy plans to do to oust the Chief Justice.