Chief Justice John Roberts seemed visibly annoyed when Elizabeth Warren asked a question during President Trump’s impeachment trial yesterday that referenced him and questioned the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and Constitution in relation to the proceedings.
According to Senate rules, the chief justice must read aloud the questions posed by senators to the impeachment managers and the president’s counsel. Roberts recognized Warren, who then submitted her written question to a clerk.
Roberts read her question from the card — which referenced him:
“At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the Chief Justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution?” Roberts read from the card before him.
Shortly thereafter, Warren found herself in hot water, even by members of the liberal media, *GASP*, for her awkward attempt to take a jab at Republicans while asking Justice Roberts presiding over the impeachment trial to be critical of himself.
You can watch the entire awkward moment above.