Sen. Ted Cruz says that he will “absolutely” filibuster any of President Obama’s nominees to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Reacts To Death Of Antonin Scalia: ‘One Of The Greatest Justices In History’)
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Cruz said, “Let the election decide it. If the Democrats want to replace this nominee, they need to win the election.” (RELATED: Presidential Candidates React To Death Of Antonin Scalia)
When asked if he would filibuster any person that Obama nominates, Cruz insisted, “Absolutely. This should be a decision for the people, George. We’ve got an election. And, you know, Democrats — I cannot wait to stand on that stage with Hillary Clinton or with Bernie Sanders and take the case to the people, what vision of the Supreme Court do you want?”
“Let the election decide it. If the Democrats want to replace this nominee, they need to win the election,” Cruz argued.
“But you know what, I don’t think the American people want a court that will strip our religious liberties. I don’t think the American people want a court that will mandate unlimited abortion on demand, partial birth abortion with taxpayer funding and no parental notification. And I don’t think the American people want a court that will write the Second Amendment out of the Constitution,” Cruz argued. “All of those are 5-4 issues that are hanging in the balance.”
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