Conservatives around the country may be regretting Chief Justice John Roberts’ appointment to the Supreme Court after Thursday’s ruling upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law, but Mitt Romney‘s campaign website still holds him up as the paradigm of a Supreme Court justice.
“As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito,” the “Courts & Constitution” section of Romney’s website continues to read hours after the decision was handed down.
“These justices hold dear what the great Chief Justice John Marshall called ‘the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected': a written Constitution, with real and determinate meaning. The judges that Mitt nominates will exhibit a genuine appreciation for the text, structure, and history of our Constitution and interpret the Constitution and the laws as they are written. And his nominees will possess a demonstrated record of adherence to these core principles.”
Roberts, who was appointed to the court by President George W. Bush, joined the court’s more liberal justices in ruling the law constitutional in a 5-4 decision.
Some conservatives have ripped Roberts for his vote.
Conservative leader Brent Bozell, for instance, went as far as to call Roberts “a traitor to his philosophy.”
“His reputation is forever stained in the eyes of conservatives, and there will be no rehabilitating of it,” Bozell told TheDC’s Matt Lewis. “He will be seen as a traitor to his philosophy.” (SEE ALSO: Romney’s campaign raises $1 million in three hours)
The Romney campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment from TheDC as to whether it intends to remove Roberts from its list of ideal justices.