Why take a public position on pending legislation in Poland???

Polish MFA: 
We are surprised that the US State Department spokesperson has taken a public position regarding pending legislation in Poland. The fact that the legislative process is still underway makes any such pronouncements premature. The judicial reform bill in question will not affect the independence of courts or judges and seeks only to regain the citizens’ respect for the judiciary. Reforms proposed in Poland are in the spirit of judicial systems in other European countries.