Mike Huckabee: A Court Order Should Be Obeyed ‘If It’s Right’

AP

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that court orders should be obeyed — if they are right.

Huckabee had expressed his support for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“Doesn’t she have to the duty to obey a legal order from the court?” “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Huckabee.

“Well, you obey it if it’s right,” Huckabee said.

“So I go back to my question,” Huckabee continued. “Is slavery the law of the land? Should it have been the law of the land because Dred Scott said so? Was that a correct decision? Should the courts have been irrevocably followed on that? Should Lincoln have been put in jail? Because he ignored it.”

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