Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Democrats are melting down and acting irrational over the fact that President Donald Trump will nominate a second Supreme Court justice.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, long seen as a swing vote on the high court, announced this week that he is retiring at the end of July.

"Let me quote a famous politician, Barack Obama, who said 'elections have consequences,'" Huckabee said on "America's Newsroom." "They certainly do. We elect a president, he picks Supreme Court justices. It's the way it works."

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Huckabee said Democrats will be unhappy no matter who Trump nominates.

"If he put Moses up for the possibility of being Supreme Court Justice - the ultimate lawgiver, the Ten Commandments - they would still be against it," Huckabee said.

He lamented that the court has become ideological, saying it should not be seen as conservative or liberal, but constitutional.

"The pick ought to be somebody who has great respect for the actual words of the Constitution, what they meant when they were written. And, until they're changed, follow them," Huckabee said.

He said the problem for the past 40 or 50 years is that Supreme Court justices wanted to legislate.

"If you want to be a legislator, run for Congress. If you want to be Supreme Court justice, look at the letter of the law and interpret it, but don’t make it up."

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