Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential campaign on Wednesday blasted President Obama for nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and argued that Garland is the type of “moderate” judge that Donald Trump would select.
“Merrick Garland is exactly the type of Supreme Court nominee you get when you make deals in Washington D.C.,” the statement from the Cruz campaign read. “A so-called ‘moderate’ Democrat nominee is precisely the kind of deal that Donald Trump has told us he would make – someone who would rule along with other liberals on the bench like Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor.”
“Make no mistake, if Garland were confirmed, he would side predictably with President Obama on critical issues such as undermining the Second Amendment, legalizing partial-birth abortion, and propping up overreaching bureaucratic agencies like the EPA and the IRS,” the statement continued. “We cannot afford to lose the Supreme Court for generations to come by nominating or confirming someone that a dealmaker like Donald Trump would support. Washington dealmakers cannot be trusted with such crucial lifetime appointments.”
In the statement, the Cruz campaign reiterated that the Senate should not vote on a Supreme Court nominee until the next president is sworn into office.