Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has come forward with who he wants to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy as a Supreme Court justice.
Cruz, a legal expert who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, will most likely play a vital role in the questioning of whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Kennedy.
Following the announcement of Kennedy’s retirement on Wednesday, Cruz appeared on Fox News for an interview and announced he would like to see Trump nominate Utah Sen. Mike Lee to the Supreme Court.
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Labeling Wednesday as “an historic day,” Cruz explained that Lee would be the single best choice for Trump because he will be faithful to our country.
“The reason why I think the best choice that President Trump could make is Mike Lee is because I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mike Lee would be faithful to the Constitution and Bill of Rights and that he’s not going to evolve and turn into a David Souter. He’s going to honor his commitment,” Cruz explained to Fox News host Dana Perino.
He continued, “About half of the nominees for Republican presidents have put on the court have turned into train wrecks — have turned into liberal activists.”
Kennedy’s announcement of vacating the Supreme Court served as a historic day.
Now, Trump has the chance to leave a profound impact that could last decades to come by appointing a truly conservative justice.
–The Horn editorial team