There’s a reason why folks refer to Sen. Ted Cruz as the “Cruz Missile.” It’s because when he goes boom, he brings the thunder. I know what you’re thinking. That’s cheesy and sounds like a rejected tagline from a straight to Video On Demand version of Top Gun, but it’s the truth.
Cruz dropped a fiery opening statement at the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, which featured the Texas Republican grabbing Democrats by the proverbial ankles and dragging them across the proverbial coals, burning those biscuits on both sides.
“If you are Hispanic or African-American, and you dare depart from their political orthodoxy, they will crush you, they will attack you, they will slander you, they will filibuster you,” Cruz said to Jackson, who, if she is confirmed, would make history as the first black woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cruz has promised, along with several of his Republican colleagues, not to take the confirmation process and transform it into a three ring “political circus.” Which is precisely what Democrats did when they attempted to skewer then-nominee Brett Kavanaugh with sexual assault allegations.
The Texas senator made comments about how, “this will not be the kind of character smear that sadly our Democratic colleagues have gotten very good at it.”
Did you feel the heat coming off that sucker?
If you happen to be related to a Democrat in Congress right now, you might want to send them a few tubes of burn cream, because they are definitely going to need.
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“It is only one side of the aisle, the Democratic aisle, that went so into the gutter with Judge Robert Bork that they invented a new verb — to ‘Bork’ someone,” Cruz stated. He then launched an attack on the “reprehensible” treatment of Justice Clarence Thomas, pulling a quote from a letter former President George H.W. Bush penned that described the Democrats’ treatment of Thomas as “just plain horrible … They are trying to destroy a decent man.”
“As Justice Thomas observed in that hearing, what happened there was, to use his words, a high-tech lynching. And I would note the chairman who presided over that disgrace was Joe Biden,” Cruz continued.
Cruz then referred to the confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh “one of the lowest moments in the history of this committee.”
He then recounted how “Democrats on this committee sat on allegations, didn’t refer them to the FBI, didn’t ask for investigations, hid them and then leaked them. Against the wishes of the complainant.”
“Judge Jackson, I can assure you that your hearing will feature none of that disgraceful behavior,” Cruz went on to say. “No one is going to inquire into your teenage dating habits. No one is going to ask you with mock severity, ‘Do you like beer?’”
“It’s not about race,” the senator remarked. “We will see Democrats and the media suggest that any senator that is skeptical of your nomination, that questions you vigorously, or that dares to vote against you must somehow harbor racial animus.”
“I would note we are sitting on a committee where multiple members … happily filibustered Judge Janice Rogers Brown, a very qualified African American woman nominated to the [United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit], precisely because they wanted to prevent Judge Brown from becoming Justice Brown,” he added.
The Cruz Missile then stated that Jackson would be judged on her record and on whether or not should expand or restrict freedom.
That’s the way it should be. Who cares about whether or not the person being appointed to the bench is a man or woman? Or what color their skin is?
What really matters is what they believe about our country, about liberty, and the record they possess. This is what MLK Jr. called being judged by the content of your character instead of your skin color.
Too bad the people who are supposed to be fighting racism are actually the ones guilty of it.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather