Speaking from the Milkin Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills yesterday, Al Gore told Bloomberg News that he helped prevent a “violent revolution” by accepting the Supreme Court’s verdict in Bush v. Gore.
“I made the decision in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision 12 or 13 years ago to respect the rule of law,” said the former vice president. “I strongly disagreed with their opinion, said so, but the rule of law is the bedrock of American democracy. There is no intermediate step between a final Supreme Court decision and a violent revolution. What was best for the country, the answer was very simple, to respect the rule of law and avoid undermining it and dragging the court into a partisan squabble where the outcome would not change in any case. So I am going to stand by my decision to respect the judiciary.”