Video: Justice Scalia on Bush v. Gore Ruling, 'Get Over It’

| by Michael Allen

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, on Wednesday, that the 5-4 decision  in Bush v. Gore in 2000 was the most controversial ruling of his career and people should "get over it."

Scalia said: “I guess the one that created the most waves of disagreement was Bush v. Gore. That comes up all the time, and my usual response is: get over it.”

Morgan asked: “Get over the possible corruption of the American presidential system?”

Scalia responded: “Look, my court didn’t bring the case into court. It was brought into the courts by Al Gore. He is the one that wanted courts to decide the question. When Richard Nixon thought he had lost the election because of chicanery in Chicago, he chose not the bring it into the courts, but Al Gore wanted the courts to decide it."

“The only question in Bush v. Gore is whether the presidency would be decided by the Florida Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court. That was the only question and that’s not a hard one.”

Actually Al Gore never said he wanted the Supreme Court to "decide" the election, in 2000, but rather allow the recount to continue, which the Florida Supreme Court stopped.