Posted by | October 27, 2016 08:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

Ted Cruz doesn’t understand that the role of the Senate is to respect the Constitution and advise and consent.

Cruz is the second Republican to suggest that the GOP will simply block any Democratic nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Arizona Sen. John McCain made a similar assertion earlier this month.

Speaking to reporters while campaigning for Republicans on Wednesday, Cruz was asked about Supreme Court vacancies.

“There will be plenty of time for debate on that issue, there is long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices, just recently Justice (Stephen) Breyer observed that the vacancy is not impacting the ability of the court to do its job, that’s a debate that we are going to have,” Cruz said, in a quote later provided by his office.


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  • mea_mark

    The senate has forfeited its right to advise and consent. Appoint someone now and let the idiots challenge it. The do nothing partisan hacks will then have something to focus their do nothing activities on. Maybe if they are occupied with that, they won’t be able to do more damage to the country.

  • anothertoothpick
  • Mensa Member

    Remember this the next time Ted Cruz claims to respect the Constitution.

  • William
    • oldfart

      That one STILL cracks me up.

  • oldfart

    god told him so.

  • alpacadaddy

    I was no fan of Scalia, but I understand that he respected the Constitution. I think even he would be aghast at his party’s shameless hypocrisy as they attempt to move the goal post and have it their way at all cost! Cruz is nothing more than a smarmy opportunist devoid of all ethics & decency.

  • Foundryman

    This is a good example of how the republicans intend to destroy our country, our democracy. It’s way past time they are viewed for what they are and voted out of government. It has to begin locally, vote out your local republicans no matter who they are.

    • Gary Parillo

      From what I have heard there are less Repubs than democrats,and as you say,it’s time to say bye to all of them.They have become a true threat to progress and what little democracy we have left.They act like a fascist oligarchy within the government.The election this year only proves how shallow and void they have become.I agree with you,and hope people will vote them out of office in droves,not because I’m partisan,but because they are dangerous to life,liberty,and the pursuit of happiness.

  • arc99

    It is part of the overall pattern for right wingers in politics. When they lose, instead of working more effectively to govern and get elected, they simply decide to move the goalposts.

    Tired of all those Democratic majorities in Congress? Gerrymander the districts.

    Tired of all those poor, elederly, and minority voters being a lock for Democrats? Make it harder for them to vote with voter id based on bogus claims of fraud

    Tired of having to appeal to a broad coailition of voters in order to win a Senate seat? Repeal the 17th amendment and return the selection of US Senators to state legislatures populated by representatives of gerrymandered districts.

    Tired of hearing Muslims have the same first amendment rights as everyone else to practice their religion? Claim that a religious practice 10 centuries old is not really a religion

    It’s like a football team trailing by 4 points with 10 seconds left, calls time out and contacts the rules committee to change the value of a field goal from 3 to 5 points.

    Sen. Cruz is just doing what right wingers always do lately. Game the system, when they know they cannot win any other way.

  • The Original Just Me

    Okay, Vote for Cruz so He can sit on His Ass and do nothing, Does this Piece of Loudmouthed Garbage Realize that the Senate has a Job AND LEGAL OBLIGATION to do IT?????

    • Larry Schmitt

      Wait, if Kim Davis can still get paid without doing her job, why can’t Congress?

      • Suzanne McFly

        And they wear that “party of accountability” banner proudly for some unknown God forsaken reason.

  • Kick Frenzy

    Dear Cruz, McCain, et al…


  • Suzanne McFly

    Don’t want to do your job obviously, ask any typical American what will happen if we don’t do our job. I hope he faces the consequences in 2018.

  • amersham1046

    Threaten, disrupt, and block , your Texas Senator at work