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Sen. Cruz on Meet The Press: Judge Barrett Will Be Confirmed On the Merits

October 11, 2020



WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of the Senate confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett next week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, appeared on Fox News’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd this weekend. Watch Sen. Cruz’s interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro here and his interview with Chuck Todd here. Excerpts are included below.

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On what he expects from the confirmation hearing next week, Sen. Cruz said:

“I think we’re going to have a full and fair hearing and it’s going to be an opportunity to consider Judge Barrett’s qualifications. I hope it doesn’t go down the road it went last time. I hope we don’t see Senate Democrats turning it into a political circus like they did with Justice Kavanaugh. I hope we don’t see the kind of personal smears, smears directed at her family, directed at her faith. If the discussions next week are about her record and her jurisprudence and her fitness to be a judge, great, that’s what the Senate should be doing. If it becomes personal attacks, I very much hope the Democrats refrain from doing that.” (Sen. Cruz, Meet the Press, NBC, 10/11/20)

On Democrats’ desperate attempts to delay Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, Sen. Cruz said: 

“The delay tactics of the Democrats aren’t going to work. And I think we’re going to see, by the way, some more procedural games and shenanigans. I don’t know what they’re going to do, whether it’s try to boycott meetings, or try to impeach the president. But I think they’re going to try to do something to delay it. It’s not going to work. I believe we have the votes. And I believe Judge Barrett, on the merits, is going to be confirmed, and confirmed by the end of the month before Election Day.” (Sen. Cruz, Meet the Press, NBC, 10/11/20)

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On Joe Biden’s refusal to answer whether or not he supports calls to pack the Supreme Court, Sen. Cruz said:

“Joe Biden said the voters ‘don’t deserve’ to know an answer. And the reason they’re doing this is because the answer is yes. Their party, the Democratic Party, is captive to the hard left of the party. They intend to pack the court, which would politicize it and would destroy its independence. It’s something FDR, at the height of his power, tried to do and his own party, the Democratic Party said, ‘no it would destroy the court.’” (Sen. Cruz, ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’, Fox News, 10/10/20)

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Read about Sen. Cruz’s meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett here. Learn more about Sen. Cruz’s leadership in the efforts to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett here.

READ: Sen. Cruz for After Ginsburg – Why the Senate Must Confirm Her Successor Before Election Day 



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