Fox News host Mike Huckabee lashed out at the Republican Party over the weekend for essentially conceding that the issue of same-sex marriage had been decided.
On the Saturday edition of his show following the Supreme Court’s decision not to reverse decisions that struck down same-sex marriage bans in five states, Huckabee accused Republicans of allowing judicial activism.
“I wonder sometimes, do we still teach civics in school?” he asked. “Several governors and other elected officials reacted by saying, ‘Well, that’s it. That’s the final word.'”
“Horse apples!” Huckabee shouted. “The Supreme Court is not the supreme being!”
The former Arkansas governor noted that he held “the same view that President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden held just until two years ago, that it was inconsistent with nature and nature’s law.”
“But the biggest issue is the betrayal of our Constitution and the surrender to a small group of unelected black-robed jurists who can’t make law, nor enforce it,” Huckabee added “Now, if you believe that men should marry men and women should marry women, then get the people’s representatives to vote for it, the chief executive to sign it, and then have the courts agree with it.”
“I’m utterly disgusted with fellow Republicans who want to walk away from the issue of judicial supremacy just because it’s politically volatile,” he concluded. “Here is my advice: Grow a spine, show a modicum of knowledge about the way we govern ourselves, and lead, follow, or get the heck out of the way.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Huckabee, broadcast Oct. 11, 2014.
(h/t: Media Matters)