Chief Justice John Roberts dropped the facade that his Supreme Court is a nonpartisan body on Wednesday by directly attacking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for warning Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to leave women’s rights alone.

The high court is currently hearing an abortion rights case that could upend Roe v. Wade, thus rolling back women’s rights all the back to pre-1973. Of course, doing so would unleash the wrath of women voters going into the election in November. And that’s the warning Schumer sent to both of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks.

“You have unleashed a whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” he said.

Indeed, confidence in the Supreme Court is at an all-time low as the conservative majority continues to erode our rights and freedoms in favor of a corporate and right-wing agenda that undermines the Constitution.

But rather than heed Schumer’s warning, Roberts released a rare statement criticizing him.

It’s a stunning response from a man who supposedly cares about the image of the Court, especially since it’s also hypocritical because he ignored Trump’s attack on Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor late last month.

This double standard is clear proof that the Supreme Court isn’t going to pretend to be nonpartisan anymore. The conservative Justices are wholly owned by Trump and will continue doing the bidding of right-wing extremists. It has outlived its usefulness as an institution worthy of respect.

Schumer would go on to respond to Roberts via a spokesperson.

Twitter users also called Roberts out.

Roberts is no longer trustworthy to do his job, assuming he was ever trustworthy at all. He no longer deserves to wear the robes and he should retire in disgrace if he is not going to call out Trump’s attacks on liberal Justices the way he is criticizing Schumer. The conservative majority on the high court has been illegitimate from the day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to confirm Merrick Garland in 2016. And it should continue to be treated that way.

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