Skip to comments.["The Nation"] Ted Cruz Would Be a Very Dangerous Attorney General
Posted on 11/16/2016 5:31:59 PM PST by markomalley
enator Ted Cruz surfaced as a possible nominee for US attorney general Tuesday night, following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan. A Cruz spokeswoman did not confirm nor explicitly deny the reports, telling telling Bloomberg, Cruz is focused on serving Texans in the Senate. He was there today to offer help in promoting the conservative policies that were campaigned on and that hes long fought for.
Its those exact policies that should raise significant alarm about his potential nomination as attorney general. Throughout his failed presidential campaign, Cruz promised to focus law-enforcement efforts on abortion groups, Muslims, and other perceived political enemies and out-groups.
As he crisscrossed the country, Cruz would often begin his stump speech by outlining his first day as president. After promising first to rip up all of President Obamas executive orders, Cruz would pledge that The second thing I intend to do on the first day in office is instruct the US Department of Justice to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood and these horrible videos.
Taken at his word, it is fair to conclude Cruz would do the same thing as head of the Department of Justice. He is referring to the videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, a radical anti-choice group, which purported to show Planned Parenthood officials making deals to sell fetal tissue for profit. The videos were deceptively edited, and widely discredited. Its legal and commonplace for entities to sell human tissue for research purposes, and it only becomes illegal if they turn a profitwhich Planned Parenthood didnt do. The unedited version of the tapes repeatedly captured Planned Parenthood officials saying they did not intend to make any extra money from the sales.
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If The Nation is against it, I’m for it.
Thanks for telling us! Approved!
So Holder and Lynch were “harmless lovable fuzzballs”, right?
IF Cruz promised to get into the CFR, I’d be better aligned.
Distinction without a difference — it’s immoral to hire people to do this, even if by some arcane rule no “profit” has been “turned.” (And I’m not even so sure about the latter.)
All the more reason...at least he won’t be selling guns to drug runners dangerous.
“... raise significant alarm...”
Alarm for who????
As compared to Loretta Lynch, patsy for Bill and Hill, and house maid for Obama, I’d say Ted Cruz has a lot more qualifications for A G than a push over, who said, “Yes, Sir,” every time Obama rang.
Trump should appoint Cruz as Attorney General, and then fire him a week later.
I actually subscribed to The Nation in my late teens.
Then I grew up.
If The Nation feels Cruz would be a dangerous AG, they will be apoplectic when he’s a Justice of the Supreme Court.
I’m sure Trump can find a very, very, very dangerous attorney general.
Oh my. I’ve been firmly against Cruz for AG.
In light of this story, I need to rethink my opposition.
“Dangerous” to the abortion industry, maybe.
Put him on SCOTUS, dammit.
Maybe so. Either way, I don’t trust Cruz to not stick a knife in Trump’s back the first time he thinks he’d do real damage to him.
Texas will replace this Assclown soon enough.
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