Lindsey Graham Asks Loretta Lynch: Why Is Gay Marriage OK, But Polygamy Isn’t?

If we needed another reason to prove why South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will never be President–or even respected–he provided us with one yesterday during the confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Graham, using the keen intellect which no doubt has served him well for years, asked Lynch:

“Same-sex marriage. This may go to the Supreme Court very soon. If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, it violates the constitution for a state to try to limit marriage between a man and a woman, that’s clearly the law of the land unless there’s a constitutional amendment to change it. What legal rationale will be in play that would prohibit polygamy? What’s the legal difference between a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional? Could you try to articulate how one could be banned under the constitution and the other not?”

The minute Graham uttered the words, you could almost see people watching at home as they shook their heads and laughed derisively.

Lynch, without laughing, managed to reply:

“Well, senator, I have not been involved in the argument or analysis of the cases that have gone before the Supreme Court. So…and I’m not comfortable undertaking legal analysis without having had the ability to undertake a review of the relevant facts and the precedent there. So I certainly would not be able to provide you with that analysis at this point in time, but I look forward to continuing the discussions with you.”

If you look at Senator Graham’s biography, you will see that he has a law degree. Shouldn’t someone with a degree in the law be able to discern the difference between same-sex marriage and a person who is married to more than one person? Whatever one’s position on same-sex unions may be, are they in anyway comparable to having a harem of wives?

Graham has said recently that he is considering running for the GOP Presidential nomination in 2016. But I have some advice for him: save your time and money, Senator. You have finally crossed the line that separates the serious politician from the hack.


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