Washington D.C. seems to be going through a high profile divorce. Last December, when asked about who is favorite Supreme Court Justice as, Romney’s go to answer was Chief Justice John Roberts. Romney even drooled a little bit on his website about the Chief of the Supremes saying that if he is elected he wants to nominate justices in the mold of John Roberts.
Well get the therapist ready for the kids because Mitt’s love affair with the Chief Justice seems to have come to an end. Roberts has ben taken off Romney’s website and in an interview given on Wednesday, Romney told CBS News’ Jan Crawford,
“Well, I certainly wouldn’t nominate someone who I knew was going to come out with a decision I violently disagreed with — or vehemently, rather, disagreed with, and he reached a conclusion, I think, that was not accurate and not an appropriate conclusion. But that being said, he’s a very bright person, and I’d look for individuals that have intelligence and believe in following the Constitution.” Romney added about the reports that Roberts switched his vote at the last minute, “It gives the impression that the decision was made not on a constitutional foundation, but instead a political consideration about the relationship between the branches of government. But we don’t really know the answers to those things until the justice speaks out — maybe some time in history.”
Roberts is not giving interviews on the subject, in fact he just arrived in Malta where he is teaching a two week course.