Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is backpedalling on comments she reportedly made earlier this year regarding the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson interviewed the former Hewett-Packard CEO Friday and pointed out that she said the high court's decision on marriage equality is "the law of the land," which apparently didn't sit so well with Iowa voters. But Fiorina denied the remarks, even suggesting the quote wasn't even from her.
"I actually-with all due respect Jan-I think that is a quote from someone else, not from me," she said. "I know there are many Republican candidates, [John] Kasich among them, who have said those exact words."
But Talking Points Memo reports the GOP hopeful, who has seen a surge in support after the second Republican debate earlier this month, did refer to the impending SCOTUS decision as the "law of the land" back in May when she spoke with the conservative blog Caffeinated Thoughts.
"The Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land," TFiorina told the website. "However much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn't support an amendment to reverse it."
A spokeswoman for Fiorina reached out to Talking Points Memo and pointed out she made the comments before SCOTUS ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges in June.
"It's hard to understand how she could say an opinion was anything since it didn't exist," Fiorina spokeswoman Anna Epstein said.