(JustPatriots.com)- One of the biggest accomplishments of former President Donald Trump during his time in the White House is how he was able to reshape the federal legal system by appointing so many judges to important benches.
In particular, Trump successful confirmed three Supreme Court justices during his time in the White House — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Those appointments especially were seen as a major victory for Trump and Republicans as a whole, as the high court would now have a conservative super majority for years to come.
But, less than two years after he left office, Trump has suffered many legal defeats at the hands of some of the very judges that he appointed. Now, he’s complaining about these judges who he says won’t show him “favor.”
Recently, Trump released a statement on his social media platform Truth Social in which he called for activism to come from conservatives who serve on the bench. Trump said that judges who are appointed by liberals dedicate their entire careers to help the party that helped to elevate them to their lofty positions, and conservatives should do the same.
“Many Republican Judges go out of their way to show they are beyond reproach, & will come down hard on people before them in order to prove they cannot be ‘bought’ or in any way show favor to those who appointed them. People, including me, are oftentimes shocked by the lack of courage and wisdom shown.
“As soon as they get appointed, they go ‘ROGUE!’ Democrat Judges are the exact opposite in attitude — Screw you, this guy appointed me, I’m a Democrat all the way, you don’t have a chance. So SAD!”
While the conservative majority on the Supreme Court certainly has made waves with some big game-changing decisions — including removing the federal protections for abortion and expanding gun rights — they have dealt Trump specifically a few direct legal blows.
Just last week, the high court justices wouldn’t step up to help the former president in trying to prevent the Democrat-led House Ways & Means Committee from gaining access to six years’ worth of his tax returns. The committee has been trying to get access to those documents since the early days of the Trump administration, and finally got a hold of them this week after the Supreme Court refused to block that from happening.
None of the three justices who Trump appointed dissented in that decision, either, which was an even bigger blow to him.
That’s not the only decision from the Supreme Court that went directly against him, though. In October, the high court wouldn’t intervene on Trumps’ behalf when he was seeking relief from the investigation the Department of Justice is conducting revolving the classified documents they found at his home in Mar-a-Lago.
There’s no denying that Trump has left his stamp on the federal judiciary for years to come, though if you ask him, the people he appointed aren’t being loyal enough to him.