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  • Trump Says He'll Appoint Justices Who Will Overturn Marriage Equality

    If you need a reason to vote for whoever wins the Democratic Primary, look no further. 

    Donald Trump said this morning that as president, he would "strongly consider" appointing justices who would try to overrule the decision that made marriage equality the law of the land.

    Trump made the announcement on Fox News Sunday, after he squirmed through a particularly contentious interview about the Supreme Court with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week : 

    STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s talk about some of the issues. Judges. What kind of judges will you appoint? Will they be conservative?What does that mean to you and how will you ensure it?

    TRUMP: Well, first of all, we have a lot of judges that have to be appointed because we have a lot of openings in terms of judges. And I’m very happy about that, to be honest, because I think, you know, appointing judges is a very important and a very, frankly, a very, very important element of what we’re doing.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: But Ted Cruz says he’s going to appoint rock rib conservatives with a paper trail. What are you going to do?

    TRUMP: Well, I’m going to appoint conservative judges. I’m going to appoint people that have great reputations, that are great with the legal profession…

    STEPHANOPOULOS: Like?

    TRUMP: Well, I can say like any — you know a judge who is a totally underrated and not spoken is Justice Thomas. I mean, if you look at — if you look at some of the judges that we have like on the Supreme Court, Justice Roberts turned out to be a nightmare for conservatives. I mean…

    STEPHANOPOULOS: But how are you going to…

    TRUMP: Wait, let me first say. Ted Cruz, was the one that really wanted Justice Roberts to go on the Supreme Court. You know that, right? Have you heard that?

    STEPHANOPOULOS: So, how are you going to make sure you don’t get a Justice Roberts? Are you going to ask your appointees…

    TRUMP: Well, excuse me, excuse me, how are they going to make sure? Bush appointed him. And Cruz was the biggest advocate. Cruz fought like hell to get Justice Roberts in there. Justice Roberts turned out to be an absolute disaster. He turned out to be an absolute disaster because he gave us Obamacare. So, you tell me, ask Cruz, why did he push…

    STEPHANOPOULOS: I’m asking you. How are you going to make sure?

    TRUMP: No, I’m asking you, why did he push so hard to have a judge who has absolutely set the conservative movement back and said everything…

    STEPHANOPOULOS: When I interview him, I’ll ask him. How you’re going to make sure you don’t get betrayed by your appointees.

    TRUMP: I will study it carefully. I will work with people that I respect, conservative people, and we’ll appoint judges that will be good. And I don’t think I’ll have any catastrophic appointment like Justice Roberts, which was really more than anybody else, pushed by Cruz and Bush.

    Perhaps after that ABC performance Trump decided he needed to be more assertive. What better way to demonstrate your conservative credentials than to pick on every Evangelical's favorite whipping boy, gays and the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell that ruined marriage for heterosexual Americans everywhere by making it legal for them to marry. It's an issue that resonates in Iowa:

    "They have ruled on it," Trump told Chris Wallace. "I wish it was done by the states.” 

    Wallace then pressed Trump on whether he would appoint judges who would overturn Obergefell.

    “I would strongly consider that, yes,” Trump declared.

    If you need a reason to vote for whoever wins the Democratic Primary, look no further. 

     

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    • commented 2016-02-02 18:28:13 -0500
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    • commented 2016-02-02 17:21:05 -0500
      Have people really verified this story as being true? It’s not found anywhere else, and it’d be bigger news if true.

    • commented 2016-02-02 12:22:08 -0500
      I am a Republican. With that said, I believe in gay rights. There are a lot of us that do. I will not vote for a Republican candidate if they are going to take the right for gays to marry away. It’s law now, let it go. Our country has MUCH bigger issues to deal with then two guys or two women getting married.

    • commented 2016-02-01 12:07:18 -0500
      There are no fools here James Kirwan, We on the left know he is trash. But the headline is also trash and explicitly states words he did not use. I call it on both sides.

    • commented 2016-02-01 08:00:31 -0500
      Sarah Frame: You’re buying into the right wing’s false narrative: fundamental rights of individual citizens are not a states’ rights issue — individual rights take precedence unless the state can provide a compelling reason otherwise — and this is what Obergefell was about: the Court said quite plainly that it would consider two questions: whether the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment forbids states from denying access to the fundamental right of marriage to the person of one’s choice on the basis of sexual orientation, and whether the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment means that states must recognize legal marriages performed in other jurisdictions. There’s no states’ rights question there.

      Nor, in spite of all the histrionics, is there any reference to “the definition of marriage” (as though there were only one).

      Trump is doing what he does best — blowing hot air. The idea that he’s going to appoint justices who will overturn Obergefell is ridiculous on its face: first, if by some horrible mischance he does become president, he’s not going to be bothered with same-sex marriage. And judicial appointees don’t just walk in the door and start overturning precedents. Someone has to sue, and to sue, they must establish standing, which means they have to demonstrate harm. Not gonna happen.

    • commented 2016-01-31 23:24:44 -0500
      I’m not able to verify the supposed interview, and it’s not on the site where This Week is locate. http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek

    • commented 2016-01-31 22:32:24 -0500
      Sarah Frame: I do not believe in any state’s rights. The nation was formed as “we the people”, not of a specific state, but of the nation as a whole. When there are states rights, many states feel that their laws are superior to the national law. That was never the intent of the writers of the Constitution that declared the national good in determined by the Supreme Court and has jurisdiction not only over state courts but states. I would vote against anyone who argued for states rights: that is the call of racists, Sovereign Citizens and all hate groups. What is good for a person in a state must also be the right of the person in any of the other 49 states.

    • commented 2016-01-31 22:21:17 -0500
      I support gay marriage, and am also gay. Although I’m happy to see gay marriage is legal, I vote on more than just one issue!!! There are far more issues that impact my daily life than whether or not I can marry my partner.

      Most shockingly, I agree with Donald Trump!

      Trump’s point is that it has already been ruled on by the Supreme Court and that he feels it was a states’ rights issue and that the states should have ruled on it.

      As much as I am delighted that I can legally marry my partner in all 50 states, I do not think this was the right way for it to happen.

      FYI, Trump has been to the wedding of a gay friend since the ruling!

      From the transcript with Chris Wallace:
      TRUMP: “They have ruled on it. I wish that it was done by the state. I don’t like the way they ruled. I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint they should have given the state — it should be a states’ rights issue. And that’s the way it should have been ruled on, Chris, not the way they did it.”

      Full transcript for Trump’s interview with Chris Wallace:
      http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2016/01/31/ted-cruz-attacks-donald-trump-financial-record-trump-responds/

      ABC’s ‘This Week’ transcript: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-sen-bernie/story?id=36333245 ,here is the complete transcript:

    • commented 2016-01-31 19:34:31 -0500
      The nightmare is Trump..

    • commented 2016-01-31 19:05:41 -0500
      Read again. He did not say “He’ll Appoint Justices Who Will Overturn Marriage Equality”. He very carefully and noncommittally said: "“I would strongly consider that, yes,” when forced to comment. He is one of the few Repug candidates that does not want to make the US a theocracy. The New Civil Rights Movement should be applauding, not condemning, Trump on this issue.

    • commented 2016-01-31 18:04:12 -0500
      For those who haven’t figured it out yet, Tumps and Cruz are just about to fall out per plan so the Republicans can get their true candidate in play so people will elect the one they want in the White House out of shear thankfulness it’s not their dummy runners who win.

    • commented 2016-01-31 16:21:03 -0500
      For you naive fools in this comment section who are insisting “he didn’t actually SAY that”, do you think Mr. Trump would appoint liberal judges? I’m not going to chance it. Hitler never actually said “I’m going to send Jews to concentration camps and gas them”, did he? Sheesh.

    • commented 2016-01-31 15:48:42 -0500
      This reads exactly like a bad SNL skit.

    • commented 2016-01-31 15:45:08 -0500
      For those that read this article and are convinced that Trump made no mention of considering new justices to overturn the Obergefell decision, this video from this morning’s Fox News Sunday seems to suggest otherwise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2BuvCpUltk

    • commented 2016-01-31 15:23:33 -0500
      I lose respect for those reporting crap like this. Report the facts and do not make it up as you go along as with your headline for this article. You’re just as bad as Fox News with their tactics. We don’t need that on the left.

    • commented 2016-01-31 14:27:31 -0500
      DUMP TRUMP!

    • commented 2016-01-31 14:14:30 -0500
      I can’t find anywhere Trump said he plans to overturn marriage equality or anywhere in your article. Jeez, I hate today’s journalism. Sensational headlines that are just that and no truth.

    • commented 2016-01-31 13:26:16 -0500
      Over my dead body.

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