I may just have to give Ted Cruz his own series here at Deep, but the guy sure is shoveling some deep shit. Since Scalia’s death, he’s lost whatever bit of mind he had.
It’s no surprise that Ted Cruz wants an ultra-conservative justice to replace Antonin Scalia. What is surprising is how much he’s willing to lie about the consequences if that doesn’t happen. (But then again, he’s been lying for Jesus for a while now.) On Meet the Press Sunday, Cruz told host Chuck Todd that a liberal justice would mean the end of religious liberty — adding that religious symbols would be “sandblasted off of the tombstones of our fallen veterans”:
Todd: Okay, I understand that. But why not go through the process? Shouldn’t the United States Senate do its duty and go through the process? Reject it, Senator, but go through the process.
Cruz: By the way, the Senate’s duty is to advise and consent. You know what? The Senate is advising right now. We’re advising that a lame-duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the Supreme Court.
That we’re going to have an election, and if liberals are so confident that the American people want unlimited abortion on demand, want religious liberty torn down, want the Second Amendment taken away, want veterans’ memorials torn down, want the crosses and stars of David sandblasted off of the tombstones of our fallen veterans, then go and make the case to the people.
I don’t think the American people want that…
Apparently, Cruz and the other Republicans think a President only gets 75% of their second term, and then aren’t allowed to be President during the 4th year. Let’s use some of his hero, Antonin Scalia’s Constitutional reasoning here. The Constitution doesn’t say that Presidents are to appoint a Supreme Court Justice with the exception of election years.” That wasn’t the original intent of the founders when they laid out the Supreme Court Justice appointment process.
Also, he keeps saying the people should decide. the people did decide. We went to the ballot box in 2012 and elected Obama over a Republican Challenger. I think most people who voted knew that one of the powers of the presidency is the power to appoint Supreme Court Justices in the event of a vacancy…so that’s who we picked to appoint any needed justices over the next four years. Also, to help Cruz understand the Constitution a little better. The Senate is expected to give their advice and consent. They are not expected to delay the vote or filibuster (which is no where in the Constitution…just to be clear).
It’s even a bit worse on ABC. Here he claims the 2nd Amendment will go away:
Come on people. This guy is seriously deranged. Why is he a serious contender for the nomination of a major political party for one of the most powerful positions on the planet?