CNN anchor Farid Zakaria on On Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was criticized. for what he called a “disgusting” and “scandalous” speech last week of criticism of foreign leaders who disagree with his decision on Rowe W. Wade.
Zakaria said Jim Acosta on CNN that the Supreme Court justices should at least behave in a way it’s above politics given that they are non-elected members with life imprisonment who can decide decisions life shaping of millions of Americans.
” reason they have this legitimacy, saying very simply that they behave themselves, that they behave in conformity with view of dignity and greatness of court,” Zakaria said. who hosts CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS.
“What Alito did by behaving like cheap commentator and not really good one it was frankly disgusting. I mean I thought it was the most unworthy performance Supreme Court justice what i saw in my life,” he said. “I don’t think any of his predecessors would have done it. I think it’s scandalous.”
Zakaria added that he did not expect formal punishment, but added: “If John Roberts wants to fulfill his role as the chief of justice, I think he should call Judge Alito in and try to explain to him why it doesn’t hurt just Alito – who looks like idiot – but it hurts the court.”
During a speech at the Notre Dame Law School Religious Freedom Summit. in In Rome, Alito ridiculed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry. He also Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned.
All four leaders have sharply criticized the Supreme Court. for knocking over almost 50-year the constitutional right to abortion, which Alito seemed to find amusing.
“I have had several second thoughts over in last a few weeks since I had the honor of this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in in history of the institution that was criticized by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt great commenting on American law,” Alito said during his speech.
Reversal of Supreme Court decision of Rowe W. Wade paved way for many Republican-led states to ban or severely restrict abortion access throughout the country, despite the fact that about two-thirds of Americans supporting right to abortion in some cases.
Trust in According to a poll earlier this month, the Supreme Court has never been lower found just a quarter of Americans keep confidence in high court.