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Conservative Sens. Cotton, Cruz Lash Out at Chief Justice Roberts

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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 18 June 2020 10:01 PM

Two conservative GOP Senators took fiery aim Thursday at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts over the high court's decision to block the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., harshly declared: "I invite him to resign."

"It cannot be the law that what Barack Obama has unlawfully done, no president may undo," Cotton said in a statement. "Yet, John Roberts again postures as a Solomon who will save our institutions from political controversy and accountability.

"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."

Roberts wrote the majority opinion for the court, arguing the Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act when it tried to end the Dreamers program.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also bashed the chief justice, accusing him of "playing games."

"Today's decision from the U.S. Supreme Court . . . is disgraceful," he said in comments on the Senate floor. 

"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."

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Two conservative GOP Senators rejected Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion to block the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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