Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recounted Monday some of the policies of previous presidents that could have been wielded against Democratic Supreme Court nominees to show the hypocrisy of the questions being asked of President Donald Trump’s nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. He did so while on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the confirmation hearing of the nominee.
“Some Democrats slandered Judge Gorsuch,” Cruz explained, “as being ‘against the little guy’ because he has dared to rule based on the law, the law that Congress has passed, and not on the specific identity of the specific litigants appearing before him. This is absurd.”
“Many of these same critics have spent the last eight years attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor,” Cruz continued, “a Catholic charity of nuns for having the audacity to live according to their deeply held religious beliefs.”
“A judge’s job is not to protect the little guy or the big guy,” Cruz said. “A judge swears an oath to uphold the Constitution and to follow the law fairly and impartially for every litigant, little or big.”