Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in a statement Saturday that Democrats will try to destroy President Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s reputation for political gain just like they tried to do to Brett Kavanaugh.
“Though Judge Barrett’s credentials are impeccable, I have no doubt Senate Democrats will try to destroy her reputation for political gain, because they already tried to do just that,” Cruz said.
Cruz said that in 2017 when she was nominated to the appellate court, Senate Democrats “interrogated Judge Barrett not for her record or her qualifications, but for her faith. It was a shameful exercise of religious bigotry, the likes of which should have long ago been relegated to the history books.”
Cruz insisted that Barrett was well qualified and that Democrats would not be able to derail her nomination, however, no matter what they tried.
The Kavanaugh fiasco probably cost Democrats several Senate seats in 2018, so it should be interesting to see what happens with the Barrett hearings expected to take place starting October 12.
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