HYPOCRISY ALERT: Ted Cruz Ignores His Own Record of Threatening Filibusters of Supreme Court Nominees
March 21, 2022
Ted Cruz just concluded his opening statement, which was filled with shameless hypocrisy. We’re here to remind you of his *actual* record.
Never forget Ted Cruz actively played politics with the highest court in the land and threatened to hamstring the court if Democrats won the White House in 2016.
Politico’s Sam Stein: “Cruz, going through the litany of filibusters and oppositions of Supreme Court justices, leaves out that he supported limiting the court size to 8 if Clinton had won in 2016.”
Washington Post: “Cruz says there’s precedent for keeping ninth Supreme Court seat empty”
CNN: “Sen. Ted Cruz signaled Wednesday his interest in slow-walking any new Supreme Court appointments to fill the seat vacated by Antonin Scalia’s death, arguing that there is precedent for leaving the ninth seat vacant.”