Top Conservative Calls for Chief Justice’s Head Over High Court’s Ruling on the Census Citizenship Question

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during a February 2019 appearance in Nashville
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during a February 2019 appearance in Nashville
Photo: Mark Humphrey (Associated Press)

Because (obvi) any Supreme Court justice handpicked for the job by GOP conservatives owes strict allegiance to the Constitution conservatives everywhere, the head of the nation’s oldest conservative advocacy group is calling for Chief Justice John Roberts’ impeachment.

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Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, was apparently livid upon learning that Roberts had sided with justices known to be decidedly more liberal in ruling that the Trump administration could not add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

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According to the Washington Times, Schlapp tweeted Thursday:

“I’m for impeaching the chief justice for lying to all of us about his support of the Constitution,” Mr. Schlapp said on Twitter. “He is responsible for Robertscare and now he is angling for vast numbers of illegal residents to help Dems hold Congress. Enough Deception from GOP judges on the Constitution.”

Trump’s team argued that adding the citizenship question was needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act, but opponents argued the real goal was to depress participation by immigrants and other marginalized groups.

The opposition offered evidence, including some that suggested a GOP operative had written a report, shared with Trump officials, that indeed had found that adding a citizenship question would advantage “non-Hispanic whites” and Republicans.

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In writing for the 5-4 majority, Roberts basically ruled that the Trump administration was less than credible when it came to explaining its reasoning for adding the question.

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All of that smacks of betrayal to the conservative cause as far as Schlapp and other conservatives are concerned, as the Washington Times reports:

Mr. Schlapp, whose wife Mercedes is a top communications adviser to Mr. Trump, cast the decision as a betrayal of conservative principles on par with Chief Justice Roberts‘ ruling in 2012 upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare.

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banacek
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He is responsible for Robertscare and now he is angling for vast numbers of illegal residents to help Dems hold Congress

Excuse me mr “I love the constitution”. The constitution states that the gubment shall count all persons in the country every ten years. It does not state “citizens”, nor “voters”. In fact, it even included slaves, who were not considered citizens at all.

And as someone who should know better, but who instead believes that their beliefs are more important than others beliefs, the Supreme Court is not there to do your damn bidding, no matter how hard you pushed to ignore mr I like beer and his “youthful transgressions”.

You and your ilk have no desire for the constitution. You strive only to keep your party in power, if not through gerrymandering districts to get you more power, or by passing onerous laws to make voting harder, or as you all tried to Ohio, pass laws to make early voting harder on certain days, close polling places in democratic districts and open more in republican ones, and just make it much harder for a dem to vote.

And why not just urge mr trump and his band of thieves to just not count any forms that come from sanctuary cities. Oh shit, I just gave you an idea, didn’t I.

Oh, and you’re a vile piece of shit.  In case it wasn’t clear my feelings in the matter.