Rep. Price Rips President Obama's "Arrogance" And "Street Politics"

January 28, 2010 6:06 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

One of the more memorable moments from the State of the Union address came when President Obama condemned the Supreme Court's recent Citizens United decision.  In an apparent breach of protocol, Justice Samuel Alito could be seen shaking his head and saying "not true" after the president criticized the ruling. 

Today, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) blasted Obama for "admonishing and scolding" members of the court.  Speaking to Human Events, Price said the episode demonstrated Obama's "arrogance" and "street politics."

PRICE: It was really a chilling time in the chamber, I thought, when you have a President of the United States -- one representative of one chamber of government, the executive branch -- the Supreme Court, the judicial chamber, sitting right in front of him -- when it ought to be a productive and respectful tone that the president creates.  Instead, he's admonishing and scolding the Supreme Court for a decision that they made recently -- correctly, I believe -- in a remarkable way.  It demonstrates, one, not only the arrogance of this president, but his notion that this is just street politics all the time.  And it is politics all the time.