Newt Gingrich Goes After Activist Judges
Let me just say I don’t like Newt Gingrich. The man has more baggage than JFK Airport. Plus, he’ll say and do anything to get elected, which is what all politicians do. But, he has come out swinging lately by making bold politically incorrect statements, which I agree with. Nor has he backed down after all the whining by the usual suspects.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich again blasted the judicial branch of the U.S. government Sunday and said he would be willing to send Capitol Hill police or U.S. Marshals to arrest judges and haul them before a congressional hearing.
Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,“ Gingrich said there is a ”fundamental assault on our liberties by the courts.” He defended his previously stated position that the president and Congress should have the authority to ignore court rulings they disagree with, and that in the case of extremely controversial decisions, lawmakers should have the power to subpoena activist judges and have them defend their rulings.
When host Bob Schieffer questioned how such a subpoena could be enforced, such as whether he would send a Capitol Hill police officer to forcibly bring the judge in, Gingrich said yes.
“If you had to,” he said. “Or you would instruct the Justice Department to send the U.S. Marshal.”
“You have an increasingly arrogant judiciary,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.“ ”The question is, is there anything we the American people can do? The standard answer has been eventually we’ll appoint good judges. I think that’s inadequate. The Constitution promises a balance of the judicial branch, the executive branch and the legislative branch. The Federalist Papers say specifically the weakest of the three branches is the judiciary.
Frankly, I would love to see him go after this judge.