Hillary Clinton wants you all to know how much she cares about the Constitution. Sure. Maybe that wasn’t completely obvious after she basically said that she’d appoint Supreme Court Justices who would put her political agendas ahead of the principles of the Constitution, but that’s neither here nor there. She loves the Constitution. LOOOOOOOVES. Like, I don’t think you understand how much she loves it.
“Boy, do I care a lot about our Constitution,” Hillary told a crowd of supporters in Pittsburgh Saturday. “I met a lot of people who envy us because we’ve been so steady and so committed to our constitutional system and our values.”
To drive the point home, Hillary suggested that Trump HAAAATES the Constitution– more specifically, the First Amendment. That’s why he’s always challenging the press!
“I get criticized by the press. I know that’s part of our democratic system,” Hillary said. “We believe in a free press, and boy, if you go to countries where there isn’t one, you will understand why that is so important.”
Here’s the entire speech. I watched the whole thing live. It was painful.
Again, this is what Hillary had to say about appointing Supreme Court Justices– men and women who are expected to uphold the principles of the Constitution she supposedly cares so much about:
You know, I think when we talk about the Supreme Court, it really raises the central issue in this election, namely, what kind of country are we going to be? What kind of opportunities will we provide for our citizens? What kind of rights will Americans have?
And I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, not on the side of the powerful corporations and the wealthy. For me, that means that we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of women’s rights, on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community, that will stand up and say no to Citizens United, a decision that has undermined the election system in our country because of the way it permits dark, unaccountable money to come into our electoral system.
I have major disagreements with my opponent about these issues and others that will be before the Supreme Court. But I feel that at this point in our country’s history, it is important that we not reverse marriage equality, that we not reverse Roe v. Wade, that we stand up against Citizens United, we stand up for the rights of people in the workplace, that we stand up and basically say: The Supreme Court should represent all of us.
That’s how I see the court, and the kind of people that I would be looking to nominate to the court would be in the great tradition of standing up to the powerful, standing up on behalf of our rights as Americans.
And I look forward to having that opportunity. I would hope that the Senate would do its job and confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent to them. That’s the way the Constitution fundamentally should operate. The president nominates, and then the Senate advises and consents, or not, but they go forward with the process.
Hillary wants to appoint individuals who’ll legislate from the bench. How can a woman who claims to care for the Constitution refuse to appoint Justices who’ll uphold it?