Ted Cruz Lies Again: Supreme Court Might ‘Strike Down the 2nd Amendment’ if Democrats Win
Interviewed by right wing activist Michael Quinn Sullivan last week, Ted Cruz said, “Every justice I put on the court will be a principled conservative jurist.”
Then Cruz blatantly lied once again to conservative voters:
We are one justice away from the Supreme Court striking down the Second Amendment, ruling that no individual American has any right whatsoever to keep and bear arms, we are one justice away from that. We are one justice away from the Supreme Court striking down Ten Commandments monuments all over the United States, just like the one we have in front of the Texas State Capitol that I was proud to stand with Greg Abbott, defend before the Supreme Court and win 5-4 upholding it.
This febrile right wing doomsday scenario is complete nonsense. Constitutional amendments are part of the US constitution and can’t be “struck down” by the Supreme Court. SCOTUS can only strike down legislation that’s deemed unconstitutional, and a constitutional amendment is by definition constitutional. If you believe the conventional wisdom that Cruz is a smart guy (I’m not sure I do), he has to know this.
It’s just one more blatant horrible fear-mongering lie from a Republican candidate who specializes in them. Wait, come to think of it… all the Republican candidates specialize in lying, don’t they?