Sen. John Kennedy, Republican of Washington, criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday after the court struck down a Louisiana law requiring people who perform abortions in clinics to have admission privileges in a nearby hospital.
“The chief justice joined with four liberals in court today to revoke the Louisiana statute,” Kennedy told host Martha MacCallum. “Four years ago, in a case outside of Texas, the same statute, the same issue, the Chief Justice voted with the Conservatives. Today he voted with the Liberals. He changed his vote. He turned around. He turned around like a catfish banker. “
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“This is why so many people think that our federal courts, our federal judges, have become politicians in robes,” added Kennedy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kennedy also criticized Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, as “immature” and “sophomore” on Monday for implying that the Russian president has been blackmailed by the Russian government.
“You know, you can only be young once, but you can always be immature,” Kennedy told “The Story.” “The speaker has made a series of second-year observations like that, and I think we just have to ignore it.”
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On Sunday, Pelosi responded to a New York Times report that Moscow had offered rewards to Taliban-linked militants for killing US troops in Afghanistan by telling ABC “This Week” that it did not know “what the Russians have about the political president, personally, financially or whatever. “
“This is as bad as it gets,” he added. “And yet the president will not confront the Russians in this regard.”
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Kennedy said he was skeptical about the Times report, and told MacCallum that “we have no indication, nor evidence that the story is accurate.”
“I don’t know what the facts are here. Everyone is going crazy over a story that appeared in The New York Times,” he said. “We all know, anyone knows, that the New York Times hates Republicans. The New York Times would support a dead raccoon over a Republican if the raccoon had a ‘D’ behind its name.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Joshua Nelson contributed to this report.