Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court now that Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.”
Clinton then touted her mother’s record on gun control issues and knowledge that the Supreme Court has an effect on whether many gun control laws stand. “So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible and enforceable gun control across our country, disclosure, have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the Court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,” Clinton said. “So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.”
Apparently the younger Clinton forgets that, in her hopes that her mom will be the next president, that all presidents take an oath to uphold the Constitution, not use the Supreme Court to gut it. Besides, the Supreme Court cannot amend the Constitution - only uphold it. It takes two thirds of Congress and three quarters of the states to amend the Constitution. Then again, the left has been using the Supreme Court as its own personal agenda pusher in areas that it cannot succeed in through the legislative process. Why doesn’t it surprise me that another liberal like Chelsea Clinton would talk about stacking the Supreme Court in a way that suits their agenda, not in a way that would uphold the Constitution?