Has Mitch McConnell read the Constitution?
Here’s a headline from The Hill: “McConnell: Congress can’t roll back gay marriage decision.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said there’s little lawmakers can do to overturn a Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages in every state, suggesting any further action will rest largely with the courts.
“I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well spoken. We’ll be taking a look at whether or not religious liberty needs to be enhanced by statue,” the Republican leader told WDRB, a local Kentucky TV station, on Tuesday evening, when asked if there was anything Congress could do to reverse the court’s decision.
McConnell added, “What I worry about at this point is the potential problems with regard to religious liberty. … There’s a possibility of legislation, but I think most of this is going to be in the courts.”
His comments come in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
There are two—and only two—possibilities here:
1). The Senate Majority Leader is completely ignorant of the Constitution.
2). The Senate Majority Leader is a bold-faced, gutless, shameless liar.
“Article III, Section 2: …the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”
Wow, there it is, Senator McConnell. It took me less than 60 seconds with an Internet search engine to look that up. The Congress can tell the Court to take a hike on any issue it so chooses.
Yes, sir, the Legislative Branch—the closest, and supposedly most accountable, to the People, and the most powerful in the balance of the three branches—could, indeed, roll back the Court’s decision. But you choose not to. Period.
The primary job of a Senator or Representative is to know, apply, and defend the Constitution. Job One. They take an oath to that duty.
Leaving me with only one question: Is the Senate Majority Leader of the United States of America culpably clueless, or blatantly evil?
Oh, and with a couple of more minutes online, I discovered Congress has overruled the Court at least twice since Mr. McConnell joined the Senate in 1985, so it looks like any claim to ignorance is tenuous, at best.
P.S. Pinning down blatant liars in office is exactly the reason the Press was given First Amendment protections. Men like this should never be able to get away with such lies… except with the participation and dereliction of duty among the media. Our culture and nation are in a free-fall because so many have betrayed the Republic.