Ted Cruz: Another SCOTUS Seat Will Open This Summer And Democrats Will Go “Bat Crap Crazy” [VIDEO]

TIME reports:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz predicted that the Supreme Court will have another open seat by this summer. In an on-stage interview at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the Republican Senator predicted that there might be another opening on the nation’s high court soon.

“This summer, I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy,” he said. Cruz did not explain the remark and conservative commentator Mark Levin, who was conducting the interview, did not ask a follow-up question.

The U.S. Senate is currently considering President Trump’s nomination of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. If confirmed, Gorsuch would keep the court’s conservative balance in place.

If a liberal justice or swing Justice Anthony Kennedy were to leave the court, however, Cruz predicted there would be a tough fight with Democrats over a replacement. Cruz said that Senate Democrats are scared of angry voters on the left, calling their base “bat crap crazy.”

  • Rex

    And if anyone knows “bat-crap crazy” it’s Ted Cruz.

  • Cuberly
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Is this the next Joe the Plumber?

      • Lazycrockett

        Methhead Mike.

      • Cuberly

        That’s what they tried to create for a media cycle. But then they interviewed him…oh lordy. Whack-a-doo!

        • Halou

          The GOP rewarded him by letting him buy guns, he can now be an actual “Second Amendment Person” for King Donald. Goodie. Goodie. Goodie.

          • Cuberly

            I feel so much safer!

      • kaydenpat

        They’re getting scuzzier each time.

      • Derrick Johns

        No, I don’t want to see him working under the kitchen sink with half of his butt crack showing. Plumbers need nice butts.

    • Derrick Johns

      Would you trust this guy around young people–female or male? Hell, we know we can’t trust Trump either. They wanna’ grab young folks’ stuff.

  • Blake J Butler

    Representatives not holding town hall meetings and their reason why, the state party in some of them have advised them not to have town hall meetings.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18xuoUVeILoyiIatuAPJfe8pdT3FGwNqaZVnTDDH9g9I/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

    • Joe in PA

      I’m “attending” a town hall meeting with my rep tonight…on the fucking telephone. Coward. He posted on his Facebook a picture of his last TH in his office…there were 4 people there. Fucking coward.

    • kaydenpat

      Funny how they love to throw stones but can’t take any criticism — just like their thin-skinned President.

    • bkmn

      At least Gabby Giffords called out chickenshits like Louie Gohmert for citing the attack on her as a reason to not attend town hall style meetings.

  • grada3784

    Is he telegraphing a conspiracy to murder?

  • JWC

    I am sorry, but everytime I see Ted Cruz, I get the same thot. With his sad basset eyes and those liver lips, caught between a grimmace and a smirk. He looks as if he has just had an accident in his pants Partly he is ashamed and partly he enjoys the warm feeling

  • Michael R
  • bkmn

    I hope Clarence Thomas resigns so it would force the GOP to vote on replacing the black guy with a non-black guy.

    • NancyP

      +1000 YES!

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Rex

      After Trump said such wonderful things about Cruz it’s no wonder that Teddy’s been kissing Donny’s ass.

    • The_Wretched

      Donny the Unfit and undocumented Ted-Raphael share a big donor, the Mercer family of Dominionists.

  • Tomcat

    If this is so and it is one of theirs,,, they will go batshit crazy.

  • james1200

    Ted Cruz knows about the vacancy this summer because his feeding cycle starts in the spring and peaks in early summer, so he’s planning on eating Ruth Bader Ginsburg and if he can adjust his intestinal sac to make room, he’ll likely eat Sotomayor, too. This is why we need to stop electing these humanoid lizards from Alpha Centauri.

  • Derrick Johns

    This summer? What? Is he planning on killing Clarence Thomas?

    • Rex

      They’ll think he’s napping, but notice after a couple days that he expired.

  • Texndoc
    • Halou

      If he appoints four SCOTUS judges then we may as well call it the end of America.

      • Texndoc

        Thats what a “Supreme Court expert” predicted.

      • canoebum

        I did that on November 9th.

    • Derrick Johns

      Oh, that’s terrible news, Texndoc. Although maybe a replacement for Thomas could actually surprise us. Wishful thinkin’, huh?
      I know one thing RBG aint going no where. Even if we had to resort to taxidermy we’re going to keep her on the court.

      • It would be hard to be worse. On the Martin-Quinn scale, Thomas is currently the most conservative justice, and the most conservative of any Justice over the last 100 years except for a brief period in Rehnquist’s early days. And he replaced Thurgood Marshall, the second most liberal (after William O. Douglas) in the last century, making this no doubt the biggest ideological swing on the court in American history. It would be challenging to find someone as bad, but I’m sure President Bannon will try.

  • Lazycrockett
    • coram nobis

      Looks like the Bourbon faction is still out front.

      • The_Wretched

        And I’m still disgusted with them. The country is burning and they want to open a window to let in a breeze. It’ll be fine.

        • coram nobis

          The Berniepartists might be on the advance.

  • Joe in PA

    Mark Levin, who was conducting the interview, did not ask a follow-up question….. WTH? Let me stop you right there.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/55b4049581170ca171e0b3875d1c7cae80970eac71f74d1d12cd833fe9dcaeb8.png

    • kaydenpat

      Ms. Reid doesn’t play.

      • JCF

        That’s the Divine Ms. Reid to you!

    • ElenorRigby

      there is no such thing as the press anymore. Now they’re just people who read press releases and nod.

  • AtticusP

    Lying Ted probably paid his father to off Notorious RBG.

    Smart money is on Ginsberg.

  • Carl

    Hell yes I’ll go bat crap crazy over supreme court vacancies. It’s important and I like living. Better than losing my shit over a starbuck’s coffee cup.

  • Michael R
  • karmanot
  • fuzzybits
  • andrew

    Come on guys. Did he say “Another SCOTUS Seat Will Open This Summer” or “there might be another opening on the nation’s high court soon?” This is a great site and a source of lots of good info, but sometimes your headlines don’t accurately reflect whats in the text.

  • another_steve

    A second vacant seat on the Supreme Court is what it’s all about. The Big Kahuna.

    Why the theofascist right supported a pussy-grabbing sexual predator for President.

  • chris james

    Look at me! I am

  • chris james

    trying

  • chris james

    to

  • chris james

    stay

  • chris james

    ???

  • chris james

    failing

  • chris james

    miserably.

  • Lazycrockett

    Of course they moved Sphincter’s PC to after the Bannon/Pubris love fest at CPAC is over.

  • Jay George

    Oh dear God! The Zodiac has targeted another victim! Somebody stop him!
    http://media.gq.com/photos/56ea4fba2a50396465c18c82/3:2/w_560/kd4gtdmhsr0v5t7inkdj%20copy.jpg

  • kirtanloorii

    Bat-crap…

  • Halou

    Come on IC. You promised to “go nuclear” on Trump, we’re not seeing it.

  • kaydenpat

    This is the man in a party which promised to block any and all of Secretary Clinton’s SCOTUS nominees. This is the man in a party which blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination.

    We’re not the “bat crap crazy” ones here.

  • HZ81

    Ted will be giving himself 1,000 lashes this Sunday because of that potty mouth.

    Hope just one causes an infection. Just one. Please.

  • joe ho

    Sincere thanks to the Green Party and Bernie or Busters. Mission accomplished.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, when all the rights we’ve gained are gone, I seriously hope they don’t think we’ll want to work with them.

  • Jerry Kott

    This creature makes my skin crawl!

  • Ninja0980

    If that happens, all the rights we’ve gained will be lost along with voting rights, the environment, abortion rights etc.
    But hey third party or Bernie or Bust voters, you got your purity right?

    • joe ho

      susan slurandon is on her “now’s not the time to blame anyone” media tour. i hope democrats boycott feud.

    • The_Wretched

      Again, 1 issue among about 7. But really keep kicking the left, i’m sure the beatings will make them like you.

      • Ninja0980

        Versus them calling the rest of us corporate whores for not fawning over St. Bernie and redoing the 2016 primaries which he lost fair and square?

        • The_Wretched

          Yep, ignore it like someone who won instead of re-litigating the past. We make fun of Trump when he goes on about beating Hillary as well.

  • paganguy

    What Ted Cruz thinks stopped being relevant the moment he was willing to suck 45s ass after the man had publicly humiliated him and insulted his wife.

  • j.martindale

    He wants to instigate violence. He may get his wish. I am beginning to think it would not be a bad thing.

  • MonochromeMouse

    IF, and it’s a big if, the supreme court gets a right-wing majority then it will be time for a real revolution. We cannot allow them to control the highest court in the land.

  • Secure

    Donald Trump destroyed his smug ass, all while insulting his father and wife, as well as giving Ted the eternal moniker of LYING TED. So apt. Canadian Cruz will never be president.

  • Paula

    Maybe, Ted, you still ain’t getting the job, Sad Sack!

  • ETownCanuck

    Thank god we got rid if him, and by “we” I mean Canada. Sorry about your luck.

  • Talisman

    Is Thomas planning on retiring?

    • JCF

      That’s the ONLY upside I can see. It would be difficult to FIND someone as OTT RWNutty as he is.

  • Christopher
  • Lars Littlefield

    It’s good to have recorded video evidence that he hates the Democrats, all liberals, and anyone slightly left-wing as much as we fucking hate him. Gives a nice balance to the Universe.

  • rednekokie

    So — which one is this lunatic going to bump off?

  • Natty Enquirer
  • Charlie

    ugh – this weasel again? I can’t stand his whiny voice (amongst numerous other irritations). Annoying.

  • Crow on a Top Hat

    So tell us Ted, will this sudden vacancy involve Russia?

  • lymis

    What are you planning, Ted?

  • Pre speculation. It’s possible that Kennedy is planning on retiring, but Cruz is not in any loop that would get that info before anyone else did. No one liked Cruz. Some put up with him because they have to but he’s as loathed by Republicans as Democrats on the Hill.

  • Kelly Lape

    When Merrick Garland gets a hearing and approved, then the GOP can nominate whoever the fuck they want to the next seat, as will be their Reich.

  • Dale Snyder

    Fat sinful hell-bound christian say what?

  • gwhiz007

    Because the GOP cheated the American people out of the normal appointment process? Why is the fact that this is unacceptable so hard for them to comprehend?