Thanks to the ACLU arguing in front of the Supreme Court, you have a candid look into the mind of the resistance. Under questioning from Fourth Circuit’s Judge Paul Niemeyer, the ACLU lawyer said that if Hillary Clinton had issued the travel ban instead of Donald Trump, it would have been a constitutional order. WHAT?! You read that right and you have to read the reasoning behind this bizarre position in this article. Even the judge has trouble getting the answer.
As Written By Rick Moran for The American Thinker
An ACLU lawyer arguing against the Trump travel ban in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday told a federal judge that the executive order initiating the ban would have been constitutional if a President Hillary Clinton had issued it.
The lawyer cited Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric as demonstrating “animus” thus delegitimizing the order. The judge was understandably perplexed.
Jadwat argued that Trump’s campaign animus motivated the order, making it illegitimate. This claim was challenged by the Fourth Circuit’s Judge Paul Niemeyer.
“If a different candidate had won the election and then issued this order, I gather you wouldn’t have any problem with that?” Niemeyer asked.
Jadwat dodged on directly answering the question at first, but Niemeyer persisted, asking the question again.
Jadwat again tried to avoid the question, asking for clarification on the hypothetical, but Niemeyer once again demanded an answer.
“We have a candidate who won the presidency, some candidate other than President Trump won the presidency and then chose to issue this particular order, with whatever counsel he took,” Niemeyer said. “Do I understand that just in that circumstance, the executive order should be honored?”
“Yes, your honor, I think in that case, it could be constitutional,” Jadwat admitted.
Jadwat also denied that presidents’ actions should be nullified by campaign statements, despite the fact that his entire argument seemed to rest on that claim.
The ACLU lawyer also tried to claim that the order was illegitimate due to its being “unprecedented,” but this point also crumbled under a quick cross-examination.
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