Gingrich As President Would Ignore Supreme Court Rulings He Opposes And Abolish Courts
In addition to ignoring court rulings he doesn’t like, Newt Gingrich as president would impeach judges and abolish courts not to his liking.
“I’m fed up with elitist judges” who seek to impose their “radically un-American” views, Gingrich said Saturday in a conference call with reporters.
In recent weeks, the Republican presidential contender has been telling conservative audiences he is determined to expose the myth of “judicial supremacy” and restrain judges to a more limited role in American government. “The courts have become grotesquely dictatorial and far too powerful,” he said in Thursday’s Iowa debate.
Gingrich also says:
“While abolishing judgeships and lower federal courts is a blunt tool and one whose use is warranted only in the most extreme of circumstances … it is one of many possibilities to check and balance the judiciary,” he wrote. “Other constitutional options, including impeachment, are better suited” to check wayward judges.
“In very rare circumstances, the executive branch might choose to ignore a court decision,” he wrote.
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