Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is about to find himself front and center in the Democratic Party’s highly partisan impeachment farce.
That is, assuming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ceases with the political gamesmanship and sends the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over to the U.S. Senate and we actually see a trial.
As dictated by the U.S. Constitution, Roberts will preside over proceedings when the trial gets underway.
“With Roberts at the helm, it would mark one of the few times the highest levels of the three branches collide in a political fight – one that may last only weeks, but whose effects can ripple for decades,” wrote Fox News Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears.
“And given simmering tensions between Trump and Roberts,” he added, “the chief justice’s conduct in this role would be closely watched by both parties.”
Mears showcased a quote from Roberts, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, from September suggesting the jurist is bracing for the partisan battle coming.