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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