The problem is he does not respect their authority as it is written in law. So much so that he is pledging to ignore or arrest judges who he does not personally agree with.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is doubling down from Thursday’s Fox News debate on his vow to abolish federal courts if he disagreed with their decision.
According to The Hill, in a conference call with reporters, Gingrich indicated that it was in the president’s power as commander-in-chief to deem any Supreme Court ruling irrelevant if he or she in the White House disagreed.
SCHIEFFER: One of the things you say is that if you don’t like what a court has done, that Congress should subpoena the judge and bring him before Congress and hold a Congressional hearing… how would you enforce that? Would you send the Capitol Police down to arrest him?
GINGRICH: Sure. If you had to. Or you’d instruct the Justice Department to send a U.S. Marshal.
Sure. Just send a federal marshal over to arrest a federal judge if you don't agree with them. Why not?
Gingrich is, in no uncertain terms, saying that if he were president, he would assume dictatorial powers. He is saying "if you elect me, I'll be a tyrant." And he is saying this very casually, as if it's a perfectly acceptable idea.
As of today, Newt the Tyrant is still polling in first or second place in most states, however this new ignore-and-arrest-judges meme could expedite the downward trend he's already on. Because what he is advocating is so ridiculous you have to question whether hes intentionally sabotaging his own campaign.
Newt is a great campaigner for Democrats. We should all wish him success in the primaries.