Photo: Donald Trump at TPAC, 2023; author: Gage Skidmore; CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED
At the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, federal judge Beryl Howell was quick to take shots at Donald Trump after receiving the “champion” award. Comments she made reveal a shocking level of political bias by someone whose job requires her to be strictly nonpartisan.
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made partisan comments against Trump in 2016, even the New York Times called her out in an editorial entitled, “Donald Trump Is Right About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Trump had said “I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”
Howell’s comments were particularly objectionable because her court was presiding over ongoing cases against Trump and hundreds of people who rallied to support him on January 6, 2021. Another Obama appointee, Judge Tanya Chutkan, continued to preside over Jack Smith’s prosecution of Trump despite making a string of biased comments in her courtroom.
Chutkan had overseen convictions of more than 30 defendants in cases related to the January 6 rally and had not acquitted a single defendant. According to The Washington Post, she had been the harshest sentencing judge, ordering at least some jail or prison time in all cases while sometimes exceeding the cruel sentences demanded by prosecutors.
Judge Chutkan issued a 48-page diatribe against Trump. The Jamaican-born federal judge made strained analogies while imposing tyranny from the bench in her courtroom.
This same tendency of judicial tyranny reared its ugly head only a couple of days before Christmas. The Colorado State Supreme Court ruled that Trump was ineligible for the Presidency because he supposedly attempted an insurrection on January 6, 2021, therefore disqualifying him under the 14th Amendment. In a political attack, the Colorado Supreme Court extended the unjust and anti-American judicial tyranny that so necessarily must be uprooted.