The issue of potential bias was raised about a year after Chief Justice Roberts released an unusual statement indirectly firing back at the president over his politicization of judges based on the presidents who appointed them.
“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Chief Justice Robertssaid in a statement in November 2018 issued from the court’s public information office.
What’s more, the recusal question extends down the bench of the high court. All of the justices likely will play roles in deciding Congress’ subpoena power over the executive branch as House Democrats conduct an impeachment inquiry.
“What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them,” he said.