Skip to comments.Cruz has endorsed Trump [comment 17]
Posted on 09/23/2016 12:39:12 PM PDT by glasseye
I knew it would come.
Trump had told Cruz that he would consider a nominee from him for the supremes list. Today, Trump named mike lee and cruz endorsed trump.
Heard Cruz statement on Hannity. Supreme Court important, and the new list from Trump...(Mike Lee on it). Also Trump much better than Hillary.
Oh, Good Grief, Hannity is ready to spurt, now claiming that Cruz would make a great Supreme Court nominee.
He obviously read my post ealier today where I pointed out that he could be nothing but a hypocrite if he did not vote Trump to protect the Constitution and Supreme Court that he professes to care so much about.
OK, done, thanks Ted. Now get back to work.
Waited for the political winds to blow, wet the finger, take a reading and then toss those “conservative principles” aside. What courage...
I suspect it was either that for face a primary challenge when his term is up. Plus no funds from the RNC, and no chance at a supreme court appointment....
Not to worry...your wife has a good job.
Next up, Ben Shapiro and Jonah Goldberg.
Too little, too late. Lyn Ted is history and no action now, short of apologizing and resigning from Senate would be acceptable. Did he do that? Too bad. Even then, good riddance to him. As Ive said before, I will donate to his opponent, first the Republican, then the Democrat, if need be, to see he does not win re-election. It is too bad the RNC is too gutless to kick him, Jeb, and the others out of the party. The Senate should remove him from his committee assignments. The guys a loser and lost every issue in the senate hes touched anyway.
Jokes on you Ted....Heard Mike’s not interested.
Text of Ted’s statement posted to fb:
This election is unlike any other in our nations history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election.
In Cleveland, I urged voters, please, dont stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket whom you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.
After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
Ive made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.
Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable thats why I have always been #NeverHillary.
Six key policy differences inform my decision. First, and most important, the Supreme Court. For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights free speech, religious liberty, the Second Amendment the Court hangs in the balance. I have spent my professional career fighting before the Court to defend the Constitution. We are only one justice away from losing our most basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices in the mold of Scalia.
For some time, I have been seeking greater specificity on this issue, and today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.
Second, Obamacare. The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing legislation repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.
Third, energy. Clinton would continue the Obama administrations war on coal and relentless efforts to crush the oil and gas industry. Trump has said he will reduce regulations and allow the blossoming American energy renaissance to create millions of new high-paying jobs.
Fourth, immigration. Clinton would continue and even expand President Obamas lawless executive amnesty. Trump has promised that he would revoke those illegal executive orders.
Fifth, national security. Clinton would continue the Obama administrations willful blindness to radical Islamic terrorism. She would continue importing Middle Eastern refugees whom the FBI cannot vet to make sure they are not terrorists. Trump has promised to stop the deluge of unvetted refugees.
Sixth, Internet freedom. Clinton supports Obamas plan to hand over control of the Internet to an international community of stakeholders, including Russia, China, and Iran. Just this week, Trump came out strongly against that plan, and in support of free speech online.
These are six vital issues where the candidates positions present a clear choice for the American people.
If Clinton wins, we know with 100% certainty that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country.
My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that.
We also have seen, over the past few weeks and months, a Trump campaign focusing more and more on freedom including emphasizing school choice and the power of economic growth to lift African-Americans and Hispanics to prosperity.
Finally, after eight years of a lawless Obama administration, targeting and persecuting those disfavored by the administration, fidelity to the rule of law has never been more important.
The Supreme Court will be critical in preserving the rule of law. And, if the next administration fails to honor the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then I hope that Republicans and Democrats will stand united in protecting our fundamental liberties.
Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way.
A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you dont want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him.
I wouldn’t have Cruz replace Scalia. At this point he’s a roll of the dice...wait until we’re looking for an overwhelming majority
Cruz: uh oh Trump is going to win this.
I think I’m going to heave.
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