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News Wednesday, Feb 17 2016

Ted Cruz’s Extreme and “Terrible” Supreme Court Ideas

Feb 17, 2016

If you didn’t think Ted Cruz could go even further opposing President Obama’s constitutional responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, stop reading now. He now believes that the Senate shouldn’t even fulfill its responsibility by holding even a hearing, much less a vote on the nominee.

From the start, no Republican presidential candidate was quicker than Ted Cruz in turning the news of a Supreme Court vacancy into political football. Cruz, like the rest of the GOP field, believes that the Senate should engage in partisan political games to prevent the vacancy from being filled by one of President Obama’s picks.

But Cruz also holds far-right views on the court, having proposed and supported extreme policies to limit the judiciary, including a constitutional amendment to make Supreme Court justices subject to reelection – an idea that was called “terrible.” Cruz has made it clear that should he become President, he’ll continue to support extreme proposals to undermine the judiciary.

Published: Feb 17, 2016

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