Mike Pence Hits John Roberts: ‘Disappointment’ to Conservatives

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan arrive before President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

In a Christian Broadcasting Network interview snippet released Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has been a “disappointment” to conservatives, citing his vote on Obamacare and more recent cases.

A transcript is as follows:

DAVID BRODY: Are you scratching your head a little bit on John Roberts? We’re not going to call him David Souter at this point, but conservatives have a track record of having a problem with Supreme Court justices that we thought were going to be a reliable vote. When I’m talking about a reliable vote, I’m talking about to adhere to conservative principles.

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: We have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court in the United States, 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, it’s a reminder of just how important this election is for the future of the Supreme Court.

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