Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a wonderful Senator. He’s among the staunchest, most steadfast of conservatives in Congress today.
However, he was also a very talented and accomplished lawyer. He’s argued important cases before the Supreme Court (and won), and he was the FIRST hispanic to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (Chief Justice William Rehnquist).
The point is… when it comes to the law and the Supreme Court, Ted Cruz is a very knowledgeable fellow.
Which is why when he speaks about the coming opening on the Supreme Court, we should all listen. Earlier this week Cruz penned an op-ed for Fox News detailing why he believed that his fellow Senator, Mike Lee (R-UT), would be the best choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Court.
Here’s what Cruz had to say from Fox News:
President Trump is scheduled to announce one of the most important decisions of his presidency on Monday: the name of his second nominee to the Supreme Court, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
This will be a defining moment for President Trump’s legacy. Every president is remembered for his nominations to the Supreme Court – and not always positively.
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Past Republican presidents have repeatedly nominated justices who failed to live up to the principles they were selected to represent. For example, President George H.W. Bush’s selection of liberal David Souter was one of the most consequential errors of his presidency.
Indeed, many of the worst liberal judicial activists, including William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, and Harry Blackmun – the author of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide – were appointed by Republican presidents. These mistakes haunt the legacies of presidents, a specter they can never shake. We cannot let this happen again…
President Trump, however, has lucked out. He has a sure thing, battle-tested, ready, and willing to serve: Sen. Mike Lee.
Sen. Lee, R-Utah, was made for this moment. No other candidate has his combination of record, ability, and a sure-fire path to confirmation – and no other candidate would excite conservative voters this November more than someone they know and trust, like Mike Lee.
Moreover, Lee safeguards President Trump’s Supreme Court legacy for all time, because there is not a single soul out there who can doubt that a Justice Mike Lee would remain true to the convictions he has fought for his entire life…
When it comes to this Supreme Court nomination, President Trump can have it all. He can bring home another huge victory for conservatives with success being certain. And he can honor his promise to the American people to nominate justices “in the mold of Scalia and Thomas.” No other nominee fits that mold like Mike Lee.
After countless mistakes by Republicans, we finally have a chance to get this right. President Trump can become the first Republican president in recent history to hit a home run on all his Supreme Court nominations, cementing his legacy for all time.
Nominating Sen. Mike Lee to the Supreme Court is the way to do it.
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