Cruz Promises To Filibuster Any Obama Supreme Court Nominee


Senator Ted Cruz, who is seeking the Republican nomination to run for president, told George Stephanopoulos that he will filibuster anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court. Of course, Stephanopoulos didn’t seem to like that idea.

Sen. Ted Cruz promised to filibuster any appointment President Obama makes to fill the vacancy left by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Host George Stephanopoulos appeared taken aback by this.

“Does that mean that you’re going to filibuster anyone — anyone that President Obama nominates?” he asked the Republican presidential candidate on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.

“Absolutely. This should be a decision for the people, George,” Cruz said. “Let the [presidential] election decide. If the Democrats want to replace this nominee, they need to win the election.”

Read the whole thing, it looks like President Obama wasn’t always against using the filibuster to block the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee.