Mike Braun (R-IN) played cleanup on Aisle GOP on Tuesday after he thought about the stupidity he exhibited when he suggested that the Supreme Court should leave the issue of interracial marriage to the states.
Loving v. Virginia was a landmark 1967 decision from the high court that legalized interracial marriage nationally.
Braun followed up with the following statement:
“I misunderstood that question. He listed a bunch of cases and so we had to get out a statement to counter that immediately. Completely misunderstood when he asked it … We were talking about the underlying case [of Roe v. Wade] and then he listed a bunch of other stuff. And that one was in there, didn’t even realize it.”
The Indiana senator’s office also released a statement:
“Let me be clear on that issue — there is no question the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race, that is not something that is even up for debate, and I condemn racism in any form, at all levels and by any states, entities, or individuals.”