Sen. Scott Brown Slams Newt Gingrich For His ‘Disturbing’ Attacks On The Judiciary That ‘Pander To The Right-Wing Extreme’

In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, Republican Sen. Scott Brown (MA) blasted GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich over his “disturbing” positions on the judiciary, including his desire to “abolish courts that displease him, ignore Supreme Court decisions he doesn’t approve of, and order U.S. marshals to arrest judges to force them to explain their decisions to Congress.” Noting that judges would make judgments while in constant fear of retaliation from politicians under Gingrich’s “scheme,” Brown pointed out that “public confidence in the impartiality of the courts would be shattered.” “Gingrich styles himself a historian, but he is either blissfully unaware that the Founding Fathers deliberately established our government with three co-equal branches of government, or he is fully aware of that elementary fact and yet is pandering to the right-wing extreme element in our own party,” said Brown, adding “I don’t know which is worse.”