Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in support of the independence of our Judiciary

Today, Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court took a bold step in speaking out in support of the independence and integrity of judges serving as part of the Federal Judiciary. He made his statement to rebuke a statement made by President Trump earlier this week when he criticized a judge and in doing so referred to him as an “Obama judge” who had entered an order in opposition to his recently announced asylum policy for immigrants.

Judge Roberts stated that Trump’s statement essentially reflected a profound misunderstanding of the role of the judiciary. He went on to say “We do not have Obama judges or Trumps judges, Bush judges or Clinton Judges, what we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” I’d like to commend Chief Justice Roberts for his statement, however, President Trump could not accept the Chief Justice’s statement, and he subsequently lashed out and stated in a tweet that we do indeed have “Obama judges.” President Trump continues to show disrespect for the independence of our Judiciary System as well as to other institutions of government which undermines the moral and legal integrity of our country, however, I’m no longer shocked by those things that he says and does, I simply long and pray for a day that we once again have a moral, responsible president leading our country who respects the separation of powers in our branches of government and who stands up for the principles that we collectively embody, embrace, and respect.