Rep. Jim Bridenstine Falsely Claims Supreme Court Doesn’t Decide Whether Laws Are Constitutional
Freshman Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) dismissed the idea that the Supreme Court decides whether or not laws are constitutional.
“Just because the Supreme Court rules on something doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s constitutional,” Bridenstine said in a Daily Caller interview posted Sunday. After accusing Democrats of “stacking the courts in their favor” — five of the current nine justices were appointed by Republican presidents — Bridenstine dismissed the idea that Congress must write laws within the boundaries set by the Supreme Court. “That’s not the case,” the Oklahoma congressman said.
The interviewer, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginni Thomas, didn’t correct Bridenstine’s wrong view of the Court’s role.
(Source: ThinkProgress.org and DailyCaller.com)