Newt Gingrich Says He Will Ignore Supreme Court Rulings He Doesn’t Agree With

During the last GOP Debate of the year, Newt Gingrich stated that he would abolish federal courts and judges that make decisions he disagrees with. Gingrich took this unconstitutional idea a step further during a conference call with reporters by saying that he would blatantly ignore Supreme Court rulings that he disagreed with as well.

According to The Hill, Gingrich told reporters that as President, he will ignore the Supreme Court when they issue a ruling he disagrees with, suggesting that he would also ignore past rulings that the court has handed down throughout American history.

“A commander-in-chief could simply issue instructions to ignore it, and say it’s null and void and I do not accept it because it infringes on my duties as commander-in-chief to protect the country.”

The Supreme Court has the final say on matters of the Constitution. Given Gingrich’s stances on multiple issues, he would ignore Roe v. Wade (woman’s right to choose), Brown v. Board of Education (integration of public schools), Loving v. Virginia (laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional), Miranda v. Arizona (Miranda Rights), Marbury v. Madison (established Supreme Court power to strike down legislation that conflict with Constitution), and McCulloch v. Maryland (stated the doctrine of implied powers, from the Necessary and Proper Clause at Article I, section 8. To fulfill its goal, the federal government may use any means the constitution does not forbid as opposed to only what the constitution explicitly allows or only what can be proved to be necessary), National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation (confirmed the constitutionality of The National Labor Relations Act of 1935, which created the National Labor Relations Board), Cooper v. Aaron (states are bound by the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and cannot choose to ignore them), and countless other rulings. The excuse Gingrich gave to justify his intention to ignore the high court, is that Bush did it. This suggests that Gingrich would also start illegal wars, commit war crimes, fix elections, collapse the economy, etc… Once again, Newt Gingrich has proved that he is unfit for the Presidency. Not only would he ignore the rulings of the Supreme Court which is unconstitutional, but he would do things because George W. Bush did them. That’s a double dose of dangerous.