South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright (R) suggested that Congress should impeach federal judges so they will get in line, and possibly start with the Utah judge who struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage.
“These federal judges are absolutely out of control on so many different fronts and I think if you just took the most egregious case, possibly the one out in Utah where basically the state constitution is being trumped by one federal judge and, in a sense, the will of a sovereign state,” Bright, who is one of a number of candidates in South Carolina’s Republican Senate primary seeking to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said in a radio interview with the Tea Party Express released Tuesday.
Bright went on to suggest that Congress should look at impeaching U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby who struck down Utah’s ban on same sex marriage. Utah has since tried to stop gay marriages from happening in the state. Earlier in January the Supreme Court granted a temporary stay request to Utah over same-sex marriages in the state.
“What we ought to do is Congress ought to stand up and do its job and impeach one of these federal judges and I think when you do that —being a federal judge is a pretty good gig, and I think if you impeach just one, the rest of them will do the right thing,” Bright said.
Bright is one of a number of candidates trying to replace Graham.
(Photo credit: Lee Bright for Senate)