On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) expressed concern over the Supreme Court’s independence and “political operative” Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“These are not normal times and we don’t have a President who acts normally, so I don’t think we can expect the judiciary and Chief Justice to also act normally,“ Democrat Sen. @maziehirono says of Trump’s war of words with Chief Justice John Roberts. https://t.co/4oogztkg1y pic.twitter.com/HUZpuqcE7r
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) November 21, 2018
She also expressed her gratitude that Chief Justice John Roberts reminded everyone “how the court is supposed to operate.”
Hirono said, “I’m very concerned about the court-packing that’s going on, and very concerned that with both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, but particularly Kavanaugh, who is a political operative on the court, I worry about the independence of the court.
And I’m glad that Chief Justice Roberts has come out to say, and to remind everybody how the court is supposed to operate.”