Republicans have taken advantage of their chance to grandstand during the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing. And they sure are mad about a lot of things. They’re made about Rowe v. Wade. They are mad about Obergefell v. Hodges, which opened the door for gay marriage. And at least one Republican took aim at Loving v. Virginia which prevented states from banning interracial marriage.
A reporter from the Times of Northwest Indiana asked Mike Braun on Tuesday, “So, would you be OK with the Supreme Court leaving the question of interracial marriage up to the states?”
The Indiana senator answered, “Yes. I think that that’s something if you’re not wanting the Supreme Court to weigh in on issues like that, you’re not going to be able to have your cake and eat it too. I think that’s hypocritical.”
REPORTER: "You would be okay with the Supreme Court leaving the issue of interracial marriage to the states?"
SEN. MIKE BRAUN (R-IN): "Yes. If you are not wanting the Supreme Court to weigh in on issues like that, you are not going to be able to have your cake and eat it too." pic.twitter.com/jiVTMOpC01
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) March 22, 2022
Despite the confident way in which he answered, Braun later claimed that he has misunderstood the question. “There is no question the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race, that is not something that is even up for debate, and I condemn racism in any form.”
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