Republican presidential candidate Mick Huckabee insisted on Sunday that the president of the United States would not have to follow a ruling that struck down bans on same-sex marriage because the Supreme Court was not the “Supreme Being.”
“You seemed to indicate that as president, you wouldn’t necessarily obey court rulings, even the Supreme Court,” Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out during an interview on Sunday. “We have operated under the principle of judicial review since the Marbury v. Madison case in 1803.”
According to the GOP candidate, the United States would be operating under “judicial supremacy” instead of judicial review if bans on same-sex marriage were to be struck down.
“Presidents have understood that the Supreme Court cannot make a law, they cannot make it, the legislature has to make it, the executive branch has to sign it and enforce it,” Huckabee said. “And the notion that the Supreme Court comes up with the ruling and that automatically subjects the two other branches to following it defies everything there is about the three equal branches of government.”
“The Supreme Court is not the supreme branch,” he added. “And for God’s sake, it’s not the Supreme Being.”
Huckabee wondered what would happen if the Supreme Court ruled on “who was going to be the next president.”
“We would say, ‘Well, they can’t do that.’ Why can’t they do it? They can’t do it because it’s not in the law,” he opined. “We are sworn to uphold the Constitution and the law. And it has to be consistent and agreed upon with three branches of government. One can’t overrule the other two.”
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Trump ‘called the supremacist horde to their battle stations’ at the debate: Michael Cohen
On MSNBC Wednesday, President Donald Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen laid into his former boss for his latest nod to white supremacists at the presidential debate in Cleveland.
"Trump has made racism a central tenet of this campaign, and in this case, he's blown his dog whistle at the Proud Boys," said Cohen. "He's essentially called the supremacist horde to their battle stations."
"It's not what people think," he added. "You have to understand Donald Trump to understand — and I say this a lot in my book, Disloyal — what he's really thinking. He's refusing to disavow them because they are now his army. And he will call them to arms when he loses, as an attempt on regain control, order, power. He sees them as an army. They dress like an army, they behave like an army. They brandish the trump flag, the Make America Great Again flag as they walk down the street. This is his army. And he intends on calling them back."
Bob Woodward calls on Congress to secure the election against Trump: ‘Where is the spine?’
On CNN Wednesday, legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward issued a dire warning about the position of American democracy as President Donald Trump tries to delegitimize the upcoming election — and called on Congress to act.
"We now have a constitutional problem," said Woodward. "The executive branch is the president. He clearly can not stabilize the electoral process. In fact, he's stoking — let's make it unstable, the Supreme Court really has no power at this moment. But the Congress does. And it seems to me it's reached a boiling point. I mean, we are teetering here."
"The Congress needs to step up," added Woodward. "Maybe McConnell and Schumer from the Senate, Pelosi and McCarthy from the House getting together. I mean, they can't get together on a COVID relief bill. But this now is important, and they need to sit down and say what — the ball is in their court. They have to do something to stabilize this. Maybe they could come up with the bipartisan agreement on constitutional and electoral stability and actually say this is what we need to do ... with all this talk and all of the uncertainty we are heading right into, they've got to find some way to get this calmed down."
Comedian Weird Al Yankovic makes the disaster debate into hilarious musical mockery of Donald Trump
It's official, President Donald Trump's debate performance has earned the parody treatment from legendary mockery expert Weird Al Yankovic.
Yankovic turned the debate into a musical showcasing the rational comments from former Vice President Joe Biden, the plans and policies he outlined, and how it contrasts with the president's rabid ramblings.
The video turns to a "freestyle" moment where Trump's random reflections and ridicules the most bizarre moments and controversial comments about racist supporters that Trump has welcomed into his movement.
The video title is "America is Doomed," and plays up the catastrophic way in which the country is being overtaken by one disaster after another under leadership that can't seem to stop the crisis.