Cruz Vows To Filibuster President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

AP

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Sunday that he would filibuster any name President Barack Obama put forth to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Cruz has said that Obama should not nominate a candidate to replace Justice Scalia, who died this weekend. Obama said that he would submit his nomination “in due time.”

George Stephanopoulos asked Cruz on ABC’s “This Week” if he would filibuster Obama’s nomination.

“Absolutely. This should be a decision for the people, George. We’ve got an election,” Cruz said. “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,” Cruz continued. “If the Democrats want to replace this nominee, they need to win the election.”

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