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Iowa’s Incoming Gov. Terry Branstad Won’t Support Nor Disavow Impeachment Of Supreme Court Justices

Terry Branstad, Iowa’s soon to be new Republican governor (having ousted Democratic incumbent Chet Culver), doesn’t want any role in the silly on-going effort to oust the remaining Iowa Supreme Court justices who unanimously voted to approve same-sex marriage. That’s a notable position to take, given Branstad will lead the first statewide GOP caucus for the 2012 presidential race.

“This is a separate branch of government and I’ve got enough on my plate not to get into that one,” says Branstad. “So I don’t intend to comment on it.” It would be the state legislature’s “job,” if you will, to impeach the sitting justices, and some of them plan to attempt it. So while Branstad says he wants voters to agree on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, which would overturn the court’s ruling, he’s not willing to wade into the waters of so-called judicial activism.

That won’t keep me from calling the guy a schmuck.

On:           Dec 29, 2010
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      Sorry Max the guy is far from a schmuck…..The Governors who immediatley vow to abolish any even remotley pro Gay legislation as soon as their hand comes off the bible is a schmuck………

      This guy seems to not be cowtowing to the rightwing lunatic nutbags. He may not be pro-mo but at least he ain’t rabidly anti Gay…………………

      Dec 29, 2010 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayGOP

      Terry Branstad is a relatively reasonable guy. He’s much more reasonable than most of Iowa’s Republicans, who are much MUCH more conservative than the average Iowan.

      Dec 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeepster

      I admit I’m not sure how the American judicial system works, but is it even possible to impeach a judge for making an unpopular decision? Or for doing their job, interpreting the law?

      Dec 30, 2010 at 1:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mac McNeill

      Jeepster, this is how the Republicans get around the laws. The file recalls and impeachment. They tied Clinton up for years over the freaking blowjob. They had the governor of California removed for doing the same thing that the Republican Governor of Nevada did, raise taxes. They can’t win the election outright, the impeach or recall.

      Dec 30, 2010 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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