Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz said he believes Joe Biden will nominate Kamala Harris for the Supreme Court to “get her out of the White House.”
According to Sen. Cruz, the Democrat president and his team “can’t stand” Harris.
The senator discussed Biden’s nomination for the SCOTUS on his hit podcast.
“There is a chance they nominate Kamala to the court in part because they can’t stand her,” Cruz said.
“One of the virtues of naming her is that they get her out of the White House.
“And out, look the Dem Party is very worried that Kamala is the presumed successor to Joe Biden.
“Because her political negatives are so strong, she’s just not very good at this stuff.
“Joe Biden’s real objective with the Supreme Court: nominate someone who is a liberal vote 100% of the time and someone who will drive the court even further Left. #Verdict.”
Ted Cruz claims there is a chance Biden might nominate Kamala Harris to the Supreme Court “to get her out of the WH” because “they can’t stand her.” pic.twitter.com/qHOjWzvNeh
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 31, 2022
The GOP is gearing up to mount a fight over Biden’s pick but with a 6-3 conservative advantage on the court, the fight will have a different tone than previous SCOTUS battles.
From The Hill:
Senate Republicans will meet for the first time as a caucus since Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement on Tuesday.
McConnell also meets with his leadership team on Monday evening, when the Senate is in session.
McConnell has already spoken to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, an aide confirmed to The Hill.
While he offered an initial statement warning Biden not to “outsource” picking the nominee, pushed by reporters in Kentucky, the Senate GOP leader largely kept his powder dry.
“Look, I’m going to give the president’s nominee — whoever that may be — a fair look,” McConnell said.
“And not predict today, when we don’t even know who the nominee is, how I might vote.”
Most Republicans, including McConnell, are viewed as unlikely to vote for whomever Biden nominates.
Joe Biden’s real objective with the Supreme Court: nominate someone who is a liberal vote 100% of the time and someone who will drive the court even further Left. #Verdicthttps://t.co/ezeOTf9jHL pic.twitter.com/cbtk1dNqp2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 30, 2022