Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of 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.
— Vice President Mike Pence, in comments given during an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network, where he declared that Chief Justice John Roberts hadn’t done his part to appease conservative ideals in the course of his work as a nonpartisan Supreme Court justice. Pence continued, noting that “the destiny of the Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2020” and that if reelected, President Donald Trump would “appoint more principled conservatives to our courts.”
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