North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows has
warned of a “constitutional crisis” if the Supreme Court rules
for gay marriage.
The high court this week heard oral
arguments in two cases related to marriage equality.
During an appearance on The Steve
Deace Show, Meadows, a Republican, warned that our government
would be in “dire straits” if the Supreme Court found a
constitutional right for gay and lesbian couples to marry.
“It's a huge invasion into state'
rights and the state definition of marriage, whether you call it
traditional or natural marriage. I call it marriage, you know, it's
between one man and one woman, period,” Meadows said on the
“What happens if the court decides
that they are their own constitutional convention without any
recourse at all, what happens?” Deace
“Well, I mean, obviously we start to
have a constitutional crisis,” Meadows answered.
“We've already seen some of that with
the executive branch saying that they're not going to enforce certain
laws. I think it was Justice Scalia that brought this out in the
last couple of days is when you get an executive branch that starts
to decide what's constitutional and what's not and what they're going
to enforce and what they're not, they're usurping the authority of
Congress and that's the representative form of government and we
can't stand for that. As a people, we can't stand for that. So we
need to stand up and make sure that our voice is heard.”