Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday said that he wouldn’t abide by Supreme Court rulings if they made the “wrong decision.”
Speaking to a forum of anti-abortion activists in South Carolina, the candidate suggested that he would ignore the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, according to The Guardian.
“If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it,” Gingrich declared.
The former House Speaker said that the first ruling he would void would be Boumediene v. Bush, where the Supreme Court said that detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay had the right to challenge their detention in court.
“I fully expect as president that there will be several occasions when we will collide,” Gingrich continued. “The first one, which is actually foreign policy, the Boumediene decision which extends American legal rights to enemy combatants on the battlefield is such an outrageous extension of the court in to the commander in chief’s role.”
“I will issue an instruction on the opening day, first day I’m sworn in, I will issue an executive order to the national security apparatus that it will not enforce Boumediene and it will regard it as null and void because it is an absurd extension of the supreme court in to the commander in chief’s (authority).”
During a debate on Fox News last month, Gingrich explained that he “could simply issue instructions to ignore it, and say it’s null and void and I do not accept it.”
Throughout his campaign, the Georgia Republican has made no secret of his disdain for the third branch of government.
Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019