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

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    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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