SCOTUS Responds to Claim That John Roberts Shouted at Other Justices Over Texas Lawsuit

SCOTUS Chief Judge John Roberts

A spokesperson for the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a report that claimed Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts shouted at the eight other justices in a room in the high court, urging them not to take up the Texas election lawsuit against four other key battleground states.

A SCOTUS spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email on Friday that the court “has been conducting its conferences remotely by phone since March when the building closed due to the pandemic.”

This statement contradicts what a GOP Texas elector, Matt Patrick, said earlier this week.

Patrick claimed an anonymous person said that “the Justices went into a closed room” to determine whether to take the Texas lawsuit that was eventually dismissed. Then, according to the elector, “When the Texas case was brought up he said he heard screaming through the walls as Justice Roberts and the other liberal Justices were insisting … afraid of what would happen if they did the right thing.”

According to the Supreme Court’s website, the justices have not met in person for months in the midst of the CCP virus pandemic.

“The Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the November and December sessions by telephone conference. In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely. The oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. On days when more than one case will be heard, there will be a three minute pause before the second case begins,” the court’s website says.