Charles Krauthammer: Justice Roberts Was "Intimidated" By The Left
"I think what you're overlooking is the sense that he has of his institutional duties," Charles Krauthammer said in his analysis of John Roberts' decision on Obamacare on FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor" Monday nigflexx
"As the Chief Justice of the United States, he sees part of his role, or a major part, as maintaining its prestige and standing," Krauthammer said. "And he thought, mistakenly in my view -- but he thought by overruling such a sweeping piece of legislation that had been discussed in the Congress for a year and a half and that was duly passed, that he would be exposing the Court to the charge from Democrats -- we already heard intimations about it from the president -- and from of course the mainstream media that the court was acting politically in a partisan way. And they would go back to the Gore v. Bush decision in 2000, where the Court split ideologically, and say this was a partisan act."
"I think he was intimidated," Krauthammer concluded. "I think he was intimidated by that."