Nadler Blasts Pat Robertson's "Operation Supreme Court Freedom"

Jul 14, 2003

Washington, DC -- Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today denounced Pat Robertson's "Operation Supreme Court Freedom," a campaign established in the name of religion that calls for the retirement of three Supreme Court justices through collective prayer.

"Disagreeing with Supreme Court decisions is acceptable; however, relishing the ailments of others and hoping that personal misfortunes will drive Supreme Court justices off the bench is unacceptable," stated Nadler. "President Bush must step forward and disavow Robertson's hateful agenda, which has no place in a society that cherishes human decency and respect for others."

Nadler's comments follow Robertson's call for prayer to encourage Supreme Court Justices to retire. Robertson states, "One justice is 83 years old, another has cancer, and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?"

"God has no political party; God is not partisan. The President must publicly recognize that Robertson's comments in the name of religion have no place in this society," said Nadler.

Representative Nadler has served in Congress since 1992. He represents the 8th Congressional District of New York, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is the Ranking Democratic Member of the Subcommitee on the Constitution.