ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos would not tolerate another word from Sen. J.D. Vance (D-OH) on Sunday after the freshman senator said a president would have the authority to defy the Supreme Court, cutting his mic off to end the interview.
The tense moment came after Stephanopoulos pressed Vance on This Week about comments the senator made in 2021 urging Trump to fire every civil servant working within the federal government during a second term and ignore any Supreme Court ruling that ordered him to stop. Vance had suggested Donald Trump “stand before the country like Andrew Jackson did and say, ‘The Chief Justice has made his ruling, now let him enforce it.’”
“You think it’s OK to defy the Supreme Court?” Stephanopoulos asked.