Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and torched Chief Justice Roberts who sided with liberal justices allowing the DACA program to continue.
“Judging is not a game. It’s not supposed to be a game but sadly over recent years more and more Chief Justice Roberts has been playing games with the court to achieve the policy outcomes he desires,” Sen. Cruz said.
Ted Cruz wasn’t the only GOP Senator furious with Justice Roberts’ judicial activism, Senator Cotton also said that Roberts should resign and try running for office.
“If the Chief Justice believes his political judgment is so exquisite, I invite him to resign, travel to Iowa, and get elected. I suspect voters will find his strange views no more compelling than do the principled justices on the Court,” Cotton said.
Sen. Marco Rubio said that the Supreme Court increasingly “appears to be legislating.”
“What really troubles a lot of people is that some of the folks that the Republican Party has put on this bench …. because they say that they understand that their job is to interpret the law, not to write it, are becoming activists,” Rubio said. “It’s concerning.”
Senator Josh Hawley hit the nail on the head when he said, “The problem here is what you’ve essentially done is you’ve said …. one administration can put in a set of rules by executive fiat but then another administration … can’t reverse those rules.”
Another concern is that the Supreme Court decision gave even more power to the President. The DACA program was not a bill signed into law, it was an unlawful program created by the Obama Administration.
What’s happened is that the Supreme Court basically just gave the executive branch more power and that is not good.