Tanden: Trump ‘Attacking’ a ‘So-Called Judge’ Threatens Judicial Independence

‘ — conservatives recently have attacked FDR for what he did against the judiciary’

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TANDEN: "You know, I think the difference is that Republicans, Democrats, can obviously criticize what the court does, but attacking a judge and attacking him as a 'so called judge' really threatens the independence of the judiciary, which oddly enough conservatives — I mean, conservatives throughout history, conservatives recently have attacked FDR for what he did against the judiciary. Attacked people for this precise action."
LEWIS: "No. I would say —"
TANDEN: "And I think — I think the challenge here is, and I applaud what Mitch McConnell did here which is to actually defend an independent judiciary. And the problem here for President Trump is that he has now made it much more difficult to get his confirmation through — from his own words."

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