90 Miles From Tyranny : Cruz Decimates Democrats’ Demands For No SCOTUS Confirmation In An Election Year

Monday, September 21, 2020

Cruz Decimates Democrats’ Demands For No SCOTUS Confirmation In An Election Year

While Democrats have demanded that President Trump and the Senate postpone confirming a new Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing, even calling for violence, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says the action is historically justified.

“Twenty-nine times there has been a vacancy in a presidential election year. Presidents have made nominations all 29 times,” Cruz told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Sunday. “That’s what presidents do. If there’s a vacancy, they make a nomination.”

Of those 29 nominations, Cruz explained that 19 were made at a time the Senate and the White House were of the same political party, and 17 of these 19 were confirmed.

“There’s a big difference in the Senate, with whether the Senate is of the same party of the president or a different party than the president,” Cruz said. “If the parties are the same, the Senate confirms the nominee,” he added.

Despite Democrats’ insistence that Ginsburg’s death puts Trump and the Senate in the same position that former President Barack Obama encountered in 2016 with Merrick Garland after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Cruz noted that the Senate only confirmed two of the ten nominations in similar circumstances because the Senate and White House were of different parties.

“It’s not just simply your party, my party. It’s a question of checks and balances. In order for a Supreme Court nomination to go forward, you have to have the president and the Senate,” Cruz said.

According to Cruz, one of the main reasons Trump was elected is that Americans wanted more conservative justices instated in the court.

“In this instance, the American people voted. They elected Donald Trump. A big part of the reason they elected Donald Trump is because of the Scalia vacancy, and they wanted a principled constitutionalist on the court,” Cruz explained. “And it’s a big part of the reason why we have a...

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent points made by Cruz. We need strict constructionist original intent judges in all Federal positions, especially on the SCOTUS.

    The constitution is a CONTRACT with the American people. You want to change it? There is a process for that very reason written into the constitution. The Amendment process.

    Sick and tired of the constitution being "re-interpreted" to give the liberal/progressives an "amended constitution" by judicial fiat.


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