Christie blasted what he characterized as the Court exercising “judicial supremacy” in overriding an act of Congress.Well, given that Bill Clinton commended the court for its ruling, I'm pretty sure he wasn't insulted. And as far as insulting the members of Congress who voted for it, who cares? So what if someone who voted for DOMA is upset that the Supreme Court ruled the law they passed was unconstitutional? Shouldn't we be more concerned with the people who were hurt when their constitutional rights were taken away?
“I don’t think the ruling was appropriate,” Christie said of the Court’s decision to strike down DOMA. “I think it was wrong.”
“I thought that Justice [Anthony] Kennedy’s opinion was, in many respects, incredibly insulting to those people, 340-some members of Congress who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, and Bill Clinton,” Christie opined.
I guess the moral of the story is that when his ass is on the line because a hurricane devastated his state, Chris Christie is more than willing to be open-minded and bipartisan. But when it comes to policies that are devastating to other people's lives, Christie doesn't much care, as long as those people aren't in his political coalition. It's unfortunate, but not surprising.
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