FederalJudicialVideoVoices of TexasVIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz on President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"What I think is critical is that we confirm this justice before election day...in case there is litigation challenging the election, and I am confident we will do that and confirm this nominee," said Cruz.
September 24, 2020
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined The Texan’s CEO and Founder Konni Burton to discuss the implications of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing and the largely partisan debate on whether her seat should be filled prior to the presidential election. 

In this interview, Cruz explains the procedural obstacles members of the Senate will face once President Trump announces his nominee, which Trump plans to do this Saturday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Texas’ junior senator is optimistic that the seat can be filled before November 3 and believes historical record provides ample support for an expedited confirmation process, but acknowledged the likelihood that Democrats will drastically delay the nomination process. 

“This is why Donald Trump was elected. This is right at the core of the promise that President Trump made to the American people: that he would nominate justices in the mold of Scalia and Thomas,” said Cruz. “And this is also why the American people elected a Republican majority in the Senate.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Michelle Arledge is the Marketing Manager for The Texan. Previously, she worked as the digital marketing manager for both the Manhattan Institute and City Journal magazine in New York City. A Dallas native, Michelle graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in political science. Outside of work, Michelle spends time worshipping coffee, singing show tunes, and hanging out with her husband and their two rescue dogs.