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Former Governor Mike Huckabee Says States Should Disobey Supreme Court Marriage Rulings

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says states should ignore Supreme Court rulings they disagree with.

Mike Huckabee was the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1993 to 1996. He was then the governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. And from 2005 to 2006 he served as the Chairman of the National Governors Association. So, you might think Mike Huckabee knows a thing or two about the job of governor and how government works. Apparently, you’d be wrong.

Huckabee is a perennial Republican candidate for president, and a money-making machine who has a dozen books listed at Amazon – including his soon-to-be-released, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. He’s also an ordained Southern Baptist minister, which may be why on Monday he told Iowa-based conservative talk show host Steve Deace that God trumps the Constitution, and anyone who has taken a ninth-grade civics class should know that. 

Of course, anyone who has taken a ninth-grade civics class knows that you have to follow the law of the land, and here in the United States, the Supreme Court gets the final say on what the law actually is.

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But Mike Huckabee says that lawmakers and politicians — like Congress and the President — should look at Supreme Court rulings as merely good, non-binding advice. Kind of like what you get from your mother.

“Well, the courts have spoken and it’s an important voice,” Huckabee says, “but it’s not the voice of God and the Supreme Court isn’t God.”

While it’s good he’s able to make that distinction, he forgets that in this life, the Supreme Court gets the final say.

But not according to Huckabee’s Constitution, apparently. If the Supreme Court issues a ruling, “but the other two branches of government choose not to agree that they have correctly interpreted the Constitution… then it’s not law yet.”

Of course, that’s false.

Talking about Roe v. Wade, Huckabee says, “I look back to 1973 and I’m wondering what would have happened if the two branches of government, the executive and the legislative, simply said, ‘We appreciate your opinion, court, but now if states wish to empower that, I guess they can do so, but until that happens we’re not automatically going to go killing 55 million babies over the next 40 years.’”

Huckabee then blames “the courts” for “the big cultural changes” made over the past few decades, like “Bible reading, public expression of faith, abortion, same-sex marriage. In every case the other two branches, and the public, for the most part, capitulated and said, ‘Well, the courts have spoken.'” 

Huckabee seems to think that was the wrong way to go, that anarchy would be better.

“What I’m hoping will happen,” Huckabee continued, “is that somewhere there will be a governor who will simply say, ‘No, I’m not going to enforce that’” same-sex marriage ruling.

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UPDATE: Over at Talking Points Memo, Ed Kilgore writes, “It’s no wonder a pol who is also a Southern Baptist minister, Mike Huckabee, reacted to the Supreme Court’s action this week by hinting at active defiance of judicial authority. That’s the opposite of a dog whistle; it’s a loud insurrectionary shout that will scare GOP donors and swing voters alike.”

 

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Audio and hat tip: Right Wing Watch

 

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Embattled Trump-Appointed DHS Inspector Was Given Phones of Secret Service Agents in July, Raising ‘New Questions’: Report

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Senior Secret Service leadership confiscated the cell phones of 24 agents and handed them over to the embattled Trump-appointed Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security as he was launching his criminal investigation into the deleted text message scandal. The Secret Service, DHS, and former Trump officials at the Pentagon have been under fire after the IG, Joseph Cuffari, belatedly revealed texts from January 5 and 6, 2021, had been deleted.

“The agency handed over the phones ‘shortly after’ a July 19 letter was sent by Inspector General Joseph Cuffari’s office,” NBC News reports.

“The revelation that Cuffari’s office has had access to the phones since late July or August raises new questions about the progress of his criminal investigation into the missing text messages and what, if anything, the public may be able to learn about communications between agents on Jan. 6, 2021,” NBC adds.

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Cuffari reportedly learned in December of 2021 that the cell phones of Secret Service agents directly involved in protective operations on the day of the insurrection, had been wiped and text messages deleted. He did not report this to Congress until July of 2022, despite his staff taking action.

CNN, however, has reported Cuffari actually learned of the deleted texts in May of 2021, which if accurate would mean he waited more than a year to inform Congress. Nor did he inform the National Archives, which is required by law to retain those records.

Cuffari has been seen by some as covering for Trump loyalists. His own staff is calling for his firing.

“Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog staff recently called on President Joe Biden to remove their boss, Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, according to a blistering letter obtained by the Project On Government Oversight,” POGO reported last week. “‘The highest priorities of an inspector general are integrity and independence,’ states the letter. ‘IG Cuffari and his inner circle of senior leaders have fallen short in these areas time and time again.'”

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In April of 2021 The Washington Post reported Cuffari “blocked investigations proposed by career staff last year to scrutinize the [Secret Service’s] handling of the George Floyd protests in Lafayette Square and the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks, according to documents and people with knowledge of his decisions.”

Noted political scientist Norman Ornstein, who sits on the POGO board, in late July called the situation a “coverup of treason.”

POGO, he wrote, “has been calling for a long time for the resignation of DHS IG Joseph Cuffari. He sat on the information of missing texts from the top DHS ‘acting’ officials, put there by Trump to do his bidding. Stinks to high heaven. Coverup of treason.”

 

 

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DOJ Demands Return of Emails Peter Navarro Sent From Private Account for Government Business

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The Department of Justice is seeking a court order to compel Peter Navarro to return government documents he took after leaving the Trump administration.

Investigators are seeking the return of emails he sent while working on the White House coronavirus response, which they say were sent from a private account for government business to discuss ventilators, activating National Guard units, and the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, reported CNN.

“There is no genuine dispute of fact that Dr. Navarro used at least one unofficial email account to conduct official business, that those records are the property of the United States, and that Dr. Navarro has refused to return the records to the United States. Indeed, his counsel has expressly admitted as much,” wrote Justice Department lawyers.

“Because Dr. Navarro remains in possession of property that belongs to the United States,” the lawyers added, “this Court should issue a writ of replevin requiring Dr. Navarro to return what he wrongfully continues to possess.”

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The National Archives discovered the emails were missing after the DOJ sued Navarro earlier this year in a records dispute related to a House investigation.

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Fox News Host Claims ‘Whites Are a Minority in California’ So Dems Want ‘On-Ramp’ for Undocumented Immigrants to Vote

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Fox News personality Jesse Watters is making undocumented claims about undocumented immigrants and voting in California, the nation’s most-populous state, along with false claims about voter ID and precisely which race is the majority in the Golden State.

“Didn’t Democrats say that Blacks were incapable of handling an ID to vote?” Media Matters reports Watters, who has been criticized numerous times for racism. said Monday on Fox News’ “The Five.”

That’s false.

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“Many Americans do not have one of the forms of identification states acceptable for voting,” the ACLU says. “These voters are disproportionately low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.  Such voters more frequently have difficulty obtaining ID, because they cannot afford or cannot obtain the underlying documents that are a prerequisite to obtaining government-issued photo ID card.”

That’s very different from falsely claiming Black Americans are “incapable of handling an ID.”

Watters went on to say, “But, I guess illegal aliens are perfectly capable of having a state-issued ID to use it for welfare.”

That too is false.

Undocumented immigrants are almost exclusively ineligible for federal government welfare programs.

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“What I think is going on here is, right now, whites are a minority in California. Hispanics are the majority race in that state,” Watters claims.

Depending on your definition, that’s false, according to the U.S. Government.

Those who reported being “white alone or in combination” with another race is listed as 54.6% for California for the actual 2020 Census. “White alone” is listed as 41.2%.

“Hispanic or Latino” is listed as 39.4% of the population in California. “Not Hispanic or Latino” is listed at 60.6%.

“And white Democrat politicians like Gavin Newsom see the writing on the wall and they’ll do anything they can to cling to the political machine,” Watters claimed. “Now, this looks like an on-ramp to voting, if I was just being suspicious. But, being suspicious has made me very, very successful.”

The segment began with “Judge’ Jeanine Pirro saying “Liberal states and cities from coast to coast putting illegal immigrants over their own residents.” Pirro was lamenting a bill Newsom signed into law she says that will allow “illegal immigrants to acquire a government-issued state ID.”

Just before the 2016 election Watters did a man-on-the-street segment in New York City’s Chinatown and for nearly five minutes engaged in racist, anti-Asian, and downright offensive behavior. Vox’s Libby Nelson put it this way: “Fox News fit an impressive number of offensive Asian stereotypes into 5 minutes.”

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