President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that the U.S. does, in fact, have “Obama judges,” the latest comments in the feud over the matter with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Fox News informed.
“Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges’, and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country,” Trump tweeted.
“It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,’ but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned,” Trump continued. “Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security – these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”
Earlier Wednesday, Roberts offered a rebuke to the previous comments made by the President this week. Trump had described a judge who ruled against a new migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.”
Roberts contended that there was no such thing as “Obama judges or Trump 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,” he said in a statement.