Steve King Ready To Impeach Kagan, Ginsburg After Gay Marriage Ruling

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July 2, 2015 7:55 a.m.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a vocal opponent of gay marriage, has a few ideas on how conservatives should react to the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, including impeaching some of the justices.

During a Tuesday appearance on Jan Mickelson’s Iowa radio show “Mickelson in the Morning,” a caller suggested that Congress impeach some of the Supreme Court justices. King agreed, mentioning that both Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan have performed same-sex marriages.

“That provision does exist, and let’s hear what the public has to say. If that were put up before me today, and I think I mentioned Ginsburg and Kagan as being two that had been conducting same-sex marriages on their spare time and did not recuse themselves, I would put up the vote to remove them from office,” King said, according to audio published by Right Wing Watch. ” But I don’t know if the public is ready for that.”

The congressman said he also thought Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) proposal to hold retention elections for the justices was a “good idea.”

In the meantime, King suggested “nationwide civil disobedience” and encouraged states to simply “abolish civil marriage.”

“They will not stop until they can force a priest to conduct a same-sex marriage at the altar of a Catholic church,” he said.

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