Ted Cruz Claims Trump Would Pick Liberal Judges For Supreme Court

AP

Just hours after the country learned that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Ted Cruz warned Republican voters that Donald Trump would appoint liberal Supreme Court justices if he were elected president.

“The next president is going to appoint one, two, three, four Supreme Court justices,” Cruz said Saturday during the GOP debate in South Carolina. “If Donald Trump is president, he will appoint liberals.”

Returning to the issue a few moments later in the debate, Cruz said the proof is in Trump’s political money trail.

“You know how I know Donald’s Supreme Court justices will be liberal? Because he supported liberals from Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry. In 2004, he contributed to John Kerry. Nobody who cares about judges would contribute to John Kerry, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid.”

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