WASHINGTON, D.C. –
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has spent the last several weeks making the case to the American people as to why the Senate must take up and confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day. Sen. Cruz has appeared on several news outlets, including the Sean Hannity Show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Washington Post Live, Breitbart News Daily, The Erick Erickson Show and the Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Excerpts of the interviews are below.
ON THE NEED TO CONFIRM JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO THE SUPREME COURT:
“I think it’s critical that [the confirmation hearing] go forward and it’s going to. It’s no surprise Chuck Schumer is opposing it. He was opposing it before [anyone was even formally nominated] and he would oppose any Republican nominee. But we have an obligation to fill this vacancy.
This is why President Trump was elected to nominate principled constitutionalists to the Court and it’s why the American people elected a Republican majority in the Senate is to confirm those principled constitutionalists. I’m confident that Judge Barrett will be confirmed and confirmed by the end of the month before Election Day so that we ensure we have a full nine justice Supreme Court available to resolve in any election disputes that could come of this.” (Sen. Cruz, Daily Briefing, 10/5/2020)