Fox News host spars with Huckabee on Supreme Court : ‘For God’s sake it isn’t the Supreme Being’

So much for the liberal mantra that Fox News is friendly territory for Republicans.

Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee got into a sharp exchange with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace Sunday over the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on gay marriage.

“Chris, the Supreme Court isn’t the supreme branch, and for God’s sake it isn’t the Supreme Being,” Huckabee said.

The host asked Huckabee if he would, as president, defy a Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide in the same way former Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus did in 1957 when he refused to integrate schools.

Huckabee said that was a “false comparison” and pointed out that in that case the federal legislative and executive branches were also on board with that law. It wasn’t just dictated by the Supreme Court.

“It’s a matter of balance of power,” Huckabee said. “If the Supreme Court could just make a ruling and everybody has to bow down and fall on their faces and worship that law, that isn’t a law because it hasn’t been yet passed. Then what if the Supreme Court ruled that they were going to make the decision as to who was going to be the next president?”

Huckabee said that the Supreme Court cannot make the laws.

“We are sworn to uphold the Constitution and the law and it has to be consistent and agreed upon with three branches of government,” he said. “One cannot overrule the other two.”

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Carmine Sabia

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