Gingrich Judicial Assault

 

Newt Gingrich has created a ruckus, even among notional "conservatives" like Mike Huckabee and former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey, in his insistence that Congress can take action against federal jurists who behave outrageously.

On CBS's Face the Nation, Gingrich told Bob Schieffer that as president, he would ignore court rulings he disagreed with (though only rarely, he added). Asked if President Obama could ignore a Supreme Court rejection of Obamacare, Gingrich said he could, but would risk a rebuke by Congress. "Here's the key: It's always two out of three," Gingrich said. "If the president and the Congress say the court is wrong, in the end, the court would lose."

Political cunsultant Brad Bannon says... "This may be just about gaining support from conservatives in the Iowa caucus."