The Corner

Cruz: Senate’s Job Is ‘Advise and Consent,’ We’re ‘Advising’ to Not Nominate Anyone

Sen. Ted Cruz, appearing this morning on Meet the Press, explained why he’s opposed to President Obama nominating anyone to replace Justice Scalia. 

“The Senate’s duty is to advise and consent,” Cruz said. “You know what? The Senate is advising right now, we are advising that a lame-duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the Supreme Court. That we’re going to have an election, and if liberals are so confident that the American people want unlimited abortion on demand, want religious liberty torn down, want the Second Amendment taken away, want veterans memorials torn down, want the crosses and stars of David sandblasted off of the tombstones of our fallen veterans, then go and make the case to the people.”

The statement came in response to host Chuck Todd asking why the Senate doesn’t process the nominations, even if they’re going to be rejected. 

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