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‘The Chairman Who Presided Over That Disgrace Was Joe Biden’: Cruz Savages Vicious Treatment Of Clarence Thomas

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On Monday, in his opening assertion within the affirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court docket, Senator Ted Cruz focused Biden, stating that the shameful therapy of Justice Clarence Thomas at his affirmation hearings had been held when Biden himself was the top of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Cruz additionally identified the Democrats’ ignominious therapy of Decide Robert Bork, not mentioning that the vicious assaults on him, which led to the time period “borking” being coined, additionally had been led by Committee Chairman Biden and then-Senator Ted Kennedy, as Bork wrote about copiously in his traditional, “The Tempting of America.”

“Supreme Court docket nominations weren’t all the time controversial … so what modified?” Cruz requested rhetorically, persevering with:

Effectively, what modified was beginning within the 1960’s and the 1970’s the Supreme Court docket’s position in our society modified dramatically; the Supreme Court docket grew to become a policy-making physique relatively than merely a judicial physique. … Our Democratic colleagues need the Supreme Court docket to be anti-democratic. Our Democratic colleagues get pissed off with the democratic course of. Once they can’t go gun-control legal guidelines as a result of the American folks don’t assist them, they need unelected judges to mandate those self same legal guidelines as an alternative. Legislation after regulation after regulation that they will’t get by means of the democratic course of the Democrats have determined it’s a lot less complicated to persuade 5 attorneys in black robes than to attempt to persuade 330 million Individuals. That’s the reason Supreme Court docket confirmations have change into so contentious, is as a result of the Supreme Court docket has arrogated to itself a accountability the Structure doesn’t give it, which is to make contested coverage selections and take them away from the American folks.

Turning to the present listening to, he said, “Now what ought to this listening to be and what ought to it not be? You’ve heard quite a lot of members of the Republican aspect of the aisle fairly clear on what it shouldn’t be. This is not going to be a political circus. This is not going to be the form of character smear that, sadly, our Democratic colleagues have gotten excellent at.”

“It’s vital to notice that couple of years in the past I used to be doing my weekly podcast and I used to be on with a famous liberal mental who made a remark one thing to the impact of “Each side do that; each side smear Supreme Court docket Justices,” he recalled. “And I used to be compelled to snicker out and say, ‘Look, I perceive that’s a fairly good speaking level. It simply occurs to not be true.’ It is just one aspect of the aisle, the Democratic aisle, that went so into the gutter with Decide Robert Bork that they invented a brand new verb: to ‘bork’ somebody.”

“It is just one aspect of the aisle that with Justice Clarence Thomas was so reprehensible that because the president who nominated him, President George Herbert Walker Bush, wrote on the time, ‘What is going on to Clarence Thomas is simply plain horrible. All of the teams that attempted to beat him up on abortion, affirmative motion, have now come out of the woodwork. They’re making an attempt to destroy an honest man. That is an unpleasant course of and one can see clearly why so many good folks elect to remain out of public life.’”

Cruz famous, “As Justice Thomas noticed in that listening to, what occurred there was, to make use of his phrases, a high-tech lynching. And I might observe the chairman that presided over that shame was Joe Biden.”

“After which a lot of the members of this committee bear in mind the affirmation listening to of Brett Kavanaugh, one of many lowest moments within the historical past of this committee, the place Democrats on this committee sat on allegations, didn’t refer them to the FBI, didn’t ask for investigations, hid them, after which leaked them in opposition to the needs of the complainant,” Cruz asserted. “And we started a circus that featured Spartacus moments; featured such nuts as Michael Avenatti, whom CNN breathlessly for some months described as a doable Democratic presidential candidate — that’s earlier than presumably he grew to become a felon in latest months.”

Cruz stated, “Decide Jackson, I can guarantee you that your listening to will characteristic none of that disgraceful habits. Nobody goes to inquire into your teenage courting habits. Nobody goes to ask you with mock severity, ‘Do you want beer?”‘

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