Ted Cruz has some, uh, thoughts about the Supreme Court– namely that there shouldn’t really be one. The republican presidential hopeful dropped by ‘The Late Show’ on Sept. 21 to chat and his comments diminishing the justices are shocking. Watch!
Ted Cruz, 44, is once again making people angry, this time insinuating that the Supreme Court should essentially be eliminated. When he made an appearance on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert asked the senator his thoughts on gay marriage and while he remains opposed, he did manage to skirt some of the responsibility and turn the question into a complete dismissal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court justices. You can watch the objectionable remarks below!
Cruz, somewhat shockingly, admitted that there is “nothing diabolical” about the left. Rather, he wishes for a political system which would allow us to, “live within our means, stop bankrupting our kids and grandkids, and follow the Constitution.”
“And no gay marriage!” Colbert fired back, to roars from his audience. When Cruz responded that marriage is dictated by the constitution, Colbert quickly corrected him. “It doesn’t mention marriage in the Constitution.”
If you think Cruz couldn’t dig himself deeper from there, don’t worry, he does. “The 10th Amendment states that if the Constitution doesn’t mention it, it’s a question for the states,” he said. “I don’t think we should entrust governing our society to five unelected lawyers in Washington.”
So, in other words, you don’t think we should abide by the Supreme Court, Mr. Cruz? Just want to make sure that is what you’re saying there. If you missed the interview, the entire thing is worth a watch, particularly if you’re still undecided on which way or for whom you’d like to make the most powerful person in the world come 2016. The clip, however, is below.
What do you think about Cruz’s position on the Supreme Court? Do you agree that we should not grant the justices so much power?
— Casey Mink