MSNBC Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski challenged Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee Thursday morning on why he supported the lawbreaking of the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses, but not Hillary Clinton.
Huckabee said that Clinton’s lawbreaking was “like the kid in the neighborhood who is always breaking windows or stealing a pie from the window and people just end up saying, ‘You know, that’s just little Billy. That’s just the way he is.’ And honestly, I think that people are so used to Clintonesque behavior.”
“Why don’t I ask you about the Kentucky clerk?” said Brzezinski. “You made some comments, ‘Thank God for her.’ Carly Fiorina had a very different point of view about this and it was more about rules, the rule of law.”
“And you just talked about rules, and how people play by different rules and it seems to me that you are critical to that type of behavior. I’m wondering why is it okay for this clerk to do what she is doing, given that this is the law of the land?”
But Huckabee insisted gay marriage wasn’t the law of the land. “Can you quote the statute that has been passed by the people’s elected representatives? No. The only law she is following is the Kentucky law, which by constitutional amendment defines marriage as a man and a woman.”
“But Governor, you know that the Supreme Court doesn’t have to have Congress pass statutes for their interpretation of the Constitution. That immediately becomes law of the land and supersedes all state laws,” said co-host Joe Scarborough.
“No, that’s not true,” Huckabee said. “Look, you would have hated Lincoln, because he disregarded Dred Scott 1857 decision that said black people weren’t fully human.”
Watch, via MSNBC.
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