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.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast May 24, 2015.
Trump goes off script at UN religious freedom event to praise evangelical bigot Franklin Graham
President Donald Trump on Monday praised evangelical preacher Franklin Graham, who is known for his views against Muslims and LGBT people, at a UN event for religious freedom.
While speaking at the international gathering, the U.S. president went off script with his acknowledgement of Graham.
"I also want to thank Franklin Graham because he has been so instrumental in everything we are doing, such an incredible job in so many ways," Trump said. "Floods and hurricanes and every time I go I see him and he’s always there before me."
"I’m going to beat him one day but he is always at these places of really disaster areas. He is right there, incredible large staff of volunteers that are just amazing," he added. "Thank you very much."
House Dems are nearing a ‘tipping point’ on impeachment because they’re sick of looking ‘weak’: CNN reporter
House Democrats may have finally reached their breaking point when it comes to impeaching President Donald Trump, CNN's Manu Raju reported on Monday.
After days of digesting news that Trump repeatedly pressured the Ukrainian government to launch an investigation into potential Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Raju reports, many once-cautious Democrats now believe that impeachment is the only option they have left to thwart the president's lawlessness.
"House Democrats are telling me this morning that they believe that the caucus is nearing a tipping point on impeachment because of this growing controversy, and because they believe that this will be a triggering event and that the public will get behind," he explained.
Meghan McCain accidentally reveals why she tunes out Trump’s wall-to-wall scandals
Meghan McCain unintentionally revealed why conservatives give President Donald Trump's corruption a pass.
The "View" co-host admitted she wasn't sure how bad it was that Trump allegedly pressured the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, a family friend of hers, in exchange for U.S. military and financial aid -- and she blamed the reporting on a constant stream of presidential abuses.
"I'm very skeptical of anything anymore because I feel like -- no disrespect to journalists, but every day the end of the world is coming -- so how bad is this really?" McCain said.
ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl assured McCain that this story was, in fact, a big deal.