‘It’s time to start impeaching judges’ for marriage equality

Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert AP

Last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said “it’s time to start impeaching” the Supreme Court justices who helped ensure that same-sex marriage became the law of the land; a ruling he calls an “illegal decision” in which the court decided to play God.

Talking with Floridian radio host Joyce Kaufman, Gohmert claimed — incorrectly — that church-state separation decisions in the ’50s and ’60s established that “you can’t talk about God in schools and public places.” He thinks the Supreme Court did something far more egregious with Obergefell:

“The Supreme Court said, ‘You know, we told you you couldn’t use ‘God,’ now here’s the new line: We’re God. We are your God. Forget what God, Moses, Jesus ever said, we are your God now, the five of us in the majority, you do as we tell you.’”

He then once again asked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to be summarily impeached for their participation in the decision:

“We have two of them who had done same-sex marriages before they participated, they were disqualified, but they illegally participated, it’s an illegal decision, and it’s time to start impeaching judges and remove them from the Supreme Court.”

Meanwhile, Kaufman — sidestepping her chance to play devil’s advocate for the opportunity to be totally repulsive instead — said Ginsburg and Kagan should be disqualified for “being gay.”

h/t: Right Wing Watch

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