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22 Mar 2022, 6:44 pm

Republican Sen. Mike Braun suggests the Supreme Court shouldn't have legalized interracial marriage before backtracking

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Republican Sen. Mike Braun suggested on Tuesday that the Supreme Court errs when it authors sweeping rulings that federalize certain issues, even when that includes widely-embraced precedent like Loving v. Virginia, the landmark 1967 decision that overturned state laws banning interracial marriages.

"When it comes to issues, you can't have it both ways," Braun, who is from Indiana, told Dan Carden at The Times of Northwest Indiana when asked about his views during a call with reporters. "When you want that diversity to shine within our federal system, there are going to be rules and proceedings that are maybe going to be out of sync with what other states would do. It's the beauty of the system and that's where the differences among our 50 states in points of view ought to express themselves."

Braun was initially asked whether the current Supreme Court would be practicing "judicial activism" if it overturned Roe v. Wade later this summer. He repeated the long-held conservative belief that the Supreme Court went too far in its 1973 decision and that some issues are best left up to individual states, adding that it would be "hypocritical" for conservatives to suggest otherwise.

"You're not going to be able to have your cake and eat it too," Braun said when prompted on whether he was questioning the Loving ruling, which was unanimous.

He was also asked about Griswold v. Connecticut, a landmark 1965 Supreme Court decision related to a state ban on the use of contraceptives.

"You can list a whole host of issues when it comes to whatever they are — I'm going to say they aren't going to all make you happy within a given state, but that we're better off having states manifest rather than homogenizing it across the country as Roe vs. Wade did," Braun added.

Later on Tuesday, Braun released a statement saying he "misunderstood" the reporter's questions and instead said there's "no question that the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race."


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22 Mar 2022, 6:49 pm

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Later on Tuesday, Braun released a statement saying he "misunderstood" the reporter's questions and instead said there's "no question that the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race."


Misunderstood? More like forgot.



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22 Mar 2022, 7:11 pm

He said how he really feels first, now he's covering his ass.


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22 Mar 2022, 10:25 pm

Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.


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23 Mar 2022, 8:36 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.

That would be in two years.


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23 Mar 2022, 8:45 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.
. . . Indiana . . . bigots . . . what could possibly go worng?



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23 Mar 2022, 4:04 pm

Would it be fair to say he is saying what his constituents are thinking?



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23 Mar 2022, 4:23 pm

Fnord wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.
. . . Indiana . . . bigots . . . what could possibly go worng?


Ironically on the same day that Eric Holcomb, IN's governor, vetoed a ban on trans women in sports.


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23 Mar 2022, 4:25 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.

They may be less interested in his morals and virtue and far more interested in how much cold hard government cash he brings to their district.


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23 Mar 2022, 5:05 pm

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.

They may be less interested in his morals and virtue and far more interested in how much cold hard government cash he brings to their district.


That is probably true, for some.


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23 Mar 2022, 5:06 pm

Fnord wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.
. . . Indiana . . . bigots . . . what could possibly go worng?


Not to beat up on Indiana, but they did have Pence as their governor.


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23 Mar 2022, 7:25 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
Now, in Indiana's next senate election, we'll see if his constituents prove to be scumbag bigots by reelecting him.
. . . Indiana . . . bigots . . . what could possibly go worng?


Not to beat up on Indiana, but they did have Pence as their governor.


Plus they have Greg Pence (Mike's brother) and the godawful Jim Banks in their House delegation.

However, they also have Andre Carson in their delegation. He is one of only three Muslims in Congress.

One thing I've noticed about Indiana is that there are really no swing districts. The two blue districts are in Indianapolis (which Carson represents) and in the northwest corner (Gary, Hammond, other Indiana suburbs of Chicago).


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23 Mar 2022, 7:37 pm

Sorry dumb question but isn't a politician declaring they are against interracial marriage a hate crime in terms of spreading hate?



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23 Mar 2022, 7:41 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Sorry dumb question but isn't a politician declaring they are against interracial marriage a hate crime in terms of spreading hate?


Not sure if it's a hate crime, but they should understand in the clearest terms that interracial marriage will never be re-banned.

Same with same-sex marriage.


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23 Mar 2022, 7:47 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Sorry dumb question but isn't a politician declaring they are against interracial marriage a hate crime in terms of spreading hate?


Not sure if it's a hate crime, but they should understand in the clearest terms that interracial marriage will never be re-banned.

Same with same-sex marriage.


Amen to that!


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23 Mar 2022, 7:53 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Sorry dumb question but isn't a politician declaring they are against interracial marriage a hate crime in terms of spreading hate?


Not sure if it's a hate crime, but they should understand in the clearest terms that interracial marriage will never be re-banned.

Same with same-sex marriage.


Ok thanks. I assumed if it caused offence to voters. Many of his voters are likely to be in interracial marriages or the product of interracial marriage. But I suspect he's tapping into the old Jim crow days.

In Australia he would have been booted out of parliament and had his things packed and frog marched out of the building.