Chris Matthews: ‘The Supreme Court Follows Election Returns’

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that “the Supreme Court follows election returns” while discussing the court’s ruling on same-sex marriage on Tuesday.

He said, “I sense, as Mr. Dooley, said…the Supreme Court follows election returns, that this country has, in our lifetime moved very dramatically toward equal — acceptance of equality, marriage equality, the whole works when it comes to gay people. The Supreme Court is either — almost in tandem with us, I’d say, in that decision.”

Earlier, after playing Ted Cruz’s and Mike Huckabee’s denunciations of the ruling, Matthews said “polls show the court is following the country’s lead here.” He then read polls on acceptance of same-sex marriage and interracial marriage, and of female, Jewish, and Catholic presidents.

Matthews then remarked, “On civil rights issues, the country marches forward, not backward, that’s my argument. The Supreme Court reflects that trend.”

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