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Jon Runyan On 'Dred Scott': GOP Candidate Can't Name Recent Supreme Court Case

New Jersey GOP Congressional candidate Jon Runyan has spent a large part of the last 13 years on a football field, and a recent debate response given by the former NFLer might be leading some to believe that he wasn’t brushing up on his Supreme Court history in his spare time.

At a debate Tuesday night, Runyan’s Democratic opponent, Rep. John Adler, asked, “Jon, it’s a different branch of government, but can you give me an example from the last 10 or 15 years of a Supreme Court decision in which you strongly disagree?”

"That I strongly disagree with?" Runyan clarified, pausing before considering his final answer.

"Dred Scott," Runyan responded, drawing laughter from the audience.

Wait, what? For fuck’s sake, this is just as bad as Christine O’Donnell and the whole not knowing the First Amendment and Christine O’Donnell and her whole not being able to name a single Democratic U.S. Senator thing.

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