Rick Santorum: GOP Would Be ‘Suicidal’ to Embrace Gay Marriage

Rick Santorum spoke with the Des Moines Register by telephone yesterday in an interview that dealt with his plans for 2016, the Supreme Court’s arguments on marriage, and the Republican party’s position on marriage equality.

SantorumSantorum said that supporting same-sex marriage “is not a well thought-out position by the American public” and it would be a death wish for the GOP to embrace it:

“I’m sure you could go back and read stories, oh, you know, ‘The Republican party’s going to change. This is the future.’ Obviously that didn’t happen,” Santorum said. “I think you’re going to see the same stories written now and it’s not going to happen. The Republican party’s not going to change on this issue. In my opinion it would be suicidal if it did.”

Santorum also predicted that SCOTUS will rule against same-sex marriage:

“I think you’ll see, hopefully, a chastened Supreme Court is not going to make the same mistake in the (current) cases as they did in Roe v. Wade. I’m hopeful the Supreme Court learned its lesson about trying to predict where the American public is going on issues and trying to find rights in the Constitution that sit with the fancy of the day.”

He also said that running in 2016 is still an unknown but he is frothing at the idea of it:

“I haven’t made any decisions, certainly hoping to do that.”

Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:10am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Rick Santorum