Elizabeth Warren Brilliantly Trolls Chief Justice Roberts
Wow--I missed this moment of the TV coverage. Knowing how sensitive Justice Roberts is about his high court legacy, we might indeed wonder what his thoughts are.
"While other senators were throwing questions at the opponents, Warren decided to ask whether the chief justice has hurt the credibility of the Supreme Court by participating in a trial with no witnesses or evidence.
Per the rules of the Senate trial, Roberts had to read Warren’s question out loud:
“At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court and the Constitution?”
As one Twitter user noted, the look on his face after he read it was priceless.
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Many Twitter users were impressed that the Massachusetts senator went there, though some joked that it could have consequences.
Others thought the question was very savvy on Warren’s part since Roberts takes the image of the Supreme Court very seriously.
It was a terrific question by Elizabeth Warren. Maybe it will serve to make Chief Justice Roberts think if the vote for witnesses is 50-50."
Just heard on TV that Murkowski decided to vote against hearing witnesses.
I really don't think the Supreme Court Justice will "rescue" the vote.