Ted Cruz appeared on ABC’s This Week yesterday where he declared that he will “absolutely” filibuster any Supreme Court nomination made by President Obama. From the Washington Blade:
“This should be a decision for the people, George,” Cruz continued. “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 bemoaned the possibility of a Supreme Court that’ll reverse “religious liberties,” which in the context of the U.S. senator’s political philosophy means the ability to discriminate against LGBT people.
“I don’t think the American people want a court that will strip our religious liberties,” Cruz said. “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. All of those are 5-4 issues that are hanging in the balance.”