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Steve King Says Kagan And Ginsburg Should Recuse Themselves From Marriage Case Or Be Judged By History

"...when you're sitting there on the bench and there's no one in America that believes you can find any other way except in favor of same-sex marriage then I think their judgement's gonna be forever challenged by history..."

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Rep. Steve King of Iowa says that two liberal Supreme Court justices should recuse themselves from the landmark same-sex marriage case currently before court because they officiated a same-sex wedding.

King, speaking to a local radio host, said they would be "forever challenged by history" if they did not.

"That's their call to do that," King told Mickelson in the Morning on Tuesday. "If I were they, I would. I think they've already -- when you're sitting there on the bench and there's no one in America that believes you can find any other way except in favor of same-sex marriage, then I think their judgement's gonna be forever challenged by history and that'd be appropriate for them at that point. If it were me I would recuse myself."

"Of course, I wouldn't have conducted same-sex marriages as a justice and cast those kind of aspersions on a decision that was likely to come before that court."

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have presided over weddings for same-sex couples in the past..

Earlier this week, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a resolution imploring Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to withdraw from the case because "they have engaged in public conduct suggestive of bias." A spokeswoman for Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal told BuzzFeed News that it was fair to question the justices' bias.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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