Skip to comments.Sen. Ted Cruz: Mike Lee is the best choice for the Supreme Court
Posted on 07/05/2018 12:31:24 PM PDT by conservative98
President Trump is scheduled to announce one of the most important decisions of his presidency on Monday: the name of his second nominee to the Supreme Court, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
This will be a defining moment for President Trumps legacy. Every president is remembered for his nominations to the Supreme Court and not always positively.
Past Republican presidents have repeatedly nominated justices who failed to live up to the principles they were selected to represent. For example, President George H.W. Bushs selection of liberal David Souter was one of the most consequential errors of his presidency.
Indeed, many of the worst liberal judicial activists, including William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, and Harry Blackmun the author of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide were appointed by Republican presidents. These mistakes haunt the legacies of presidents, a specter they can never shake. We cannot let this happen again.
Most presidents are forced to gamble on a nominee they do not truly know someone who has spent a lifetime outside the public eye. Presidents must pore over the thinnest bodies of evidence on these people, trying to discern their convictions and ability from scattered cases and the recommendations of others. Its a risk, when what a president really needs is a sure thing.
President Trump, however, has lucked out. He has a sure thing, battle-tested, ready, and willing to serve: Sen. Mike Lee.
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Moreover, Lee safeguards President Trumps Supreme Court legacy for all time, because there is not a single soul out there who can doubt that a Justice Mike Lee would remain true to the convictions he has fought for his entire life!
First, there is no question that Mike Lee is extraordinarily well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Court! His legal acumen and experience are unparalleled!
Oh, and by the way... He voted for Egg McMuffin.
#neverTrump Cruz doing his best to get Republicans out of the Senate?
At this point, its like choosing between rocky road and moose tracks. I have my preference, but its all good.
No just plain no
Too Mormon for starters
No. He is not Ted.
Shouldn’t you be shaming voters?
Never trust this pr1ck >>> CRUZ <<<.
He is a state-owned puppet.
Ted needs to just go away.
Wait, who “knows and trusts” Mike Lee? I don’t trust him at all, he spent 2016 trying to destroy Donald Trump and then several months trying to undermine him, and called for Trump’s resignation during a liberal outrage moment.
Better add the sarcasm tag as some on here aren’t the most intuitive.
Ted is not a never-Trumper. The sting of the campaign is gone. He and Trump speak regularly on the phone and in personal meetings. Who do you think gave him the idea to pick Gorsuch? Ted is a Trumper.
If he’s wrong, can we force him to retire and go back home?
I thought not.
At the RNC Convention, it wasn't. Mike Lee thought he had 11 states lined up to get the convention rules changed. But there was only 9 states and 3 states withdrew. And thus his little food fight didn't meet the requirements.
That was Cruz’s “defining moment” for me.
Do not confuse a personality clash, involving specific friendships rather than Constitutional issues, with consistent strict construction beliefs. Lee’s whole career speaks to his trustworthyness in following the Scalia & Gorsuch pattern.
I remember his meltdown on the floor of the Convention. I always liked him til I saw him act like a spoiled brat.
No politicians. We need a judge who has written decisions that can be looked at, not some politician that will hold his finger up in the air to decide what position to take.
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