Gingrich said that Iowa is at “ground zero.” He said that Iowans can “turn out and vote no on the three judges who betrayed the people of Iowa.” He also said that there is “no better place to send a clarion call” to the left-wing legal secular elite.
In a Q&A session after his speech he was asked about how the Republican Party of Iowa unify after a bitter Gubernatorial primary, he said on issues, and then specifically stated “your vote on judges can be a unifying issue.” He said that is something all Republicans should be able to get behind.
I completely agree. As one of those in attendance I was glad that he highlighted this at the beginning of his speech, and while he touched on a variety of issues, this was a major theme which resonated. The courts do need to be held in check on not just the marriage issue, but also with any instance courts overstep their constitutional authority.
Speaker Gingrich was also asked if he thought it would make a difference, would the other side care? He noted that we’d likely see a different atmosphere the day after three justices are voted out. I’m sure we would as well.
It’s time to place the judicial branch on notice.