There is currently a Black woman judge up for a Supreme Court seat….
Her husband IS white….
Oh, the Republican Senator from Indiana changed his comment up after a bit….
Could this be another example of Republicans wanting to turn back the clock for America?
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) on Tuesday expressed — and then walked back — opposition to the Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage.
Braun was on a conference call with reporters from Indiana, discussing court rulings he viewed as federal overreach, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana. The news outlet shared a clip of his remarks in which he was asked whether he would consider it to be judicial activism or legislating from the bench if the Supreme Court strikes down the right to an abortion….
Braun was pressed on whether he believed the same arguments — to allow the states to decide for themselves — should also apply to the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which allowed for interracial marriage nationwide.
The Indiana senator said that “when it comes to issues, you can’t have it both ways.”
“When you want that diversity to shine within our federal system, there are going to be rules and proceedings. They’re going to be out of sync with maybe what other states would do. It’s a beauty of the system. And that’s where the differences among points of view in our 50 states ought to express themselves,” Braun said.
“And I’m not saying that rule would apply in general, depending on the topic, but it should mostly be in general, because it’s hard to have it on issues that you just are interested in when you deny it for others with a different point of view.”
Braun was again asked if the question of interracial marriage should be have been left to the states.
He later added that it was better for states to “manifest their points of view” rather than for decisions that “homogenize” the country.
In a statement to The Hill later Tuesday, Braun said that he “misunderstood” the question as posed.