Republican Senator Braun Isn’t Racist, He Just Wants to Let States Do Lots of Racisms

Usually, this sort of Kinsley gaffe is committed by state or local politicians, not the August Solons of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body (boldface mine):

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage nationwide and should have left it to individual states…

“Stick with interpreting the law,” Braun said. “Don’t legislate from the bench.”

Braun said examples of judicial activism include the landmark decision legalizing abortion. He said the Supreme Court shouldn’t “homogenize” issues nationwide, instead leaving them up to individual states to decide – which extends, when asked, to include interracial marriage.

This kind of overt bigotry should damage Republicans in the midterms, but, lucky for them, we have a professional Democratic class that believes in the need for a strong Republican Party, and not bludgeoning Republicans senseless with this sort of crap.

This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.

Update: Braun apparently has offered a half-assed clarification, which, as you might imagine, doesn’t clarify things at all. Again, Braun made a Kinsley gaffe.

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