Ted Cruz has made it no secret that he doesn’t want the next justice on the United States Supreme Court to be chosen by President Obama. Today he put that thought into writing, penning a scathing op-ed for the Wall Street Journal illustrating exactly why he doesn’t think a new justice should be seated until after November’s election.
Cruz, who is running for President and thus is hoping it’ll be him making the appointment, notes in his article that “in 2014 when the American people last spoke in a nationwide election, they clearly repudiated Democratic governance and elected a Republican Senate majority.” In his mind, this means that voters should have a choice to elect a Republican president before a justice is selected.
He also lays out the differences the parties have in judicial philosophies.
This article is part of Cruz’s strategy to establish himself as the strict constitutionalists choice in the Republican nomination fight. Read the whole thing at the Wall Street Journal.