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Lion Ted is roaring louder than ever in defense of Trump and the Supreme Court of the United States!
In a previous article, we reported on how Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor accused conservative Justices of bias favoring the Trump administration.
Well, the comments did not sit well with Ted Cruz.
Ted compared Sotomayor to an “arsonist who complains about fire truck noise.”
That’s gotta burn!
See Cruz’s scorching critique below!
Cruz, a Harvard-educated constitutional lawyer, didn't just criticize Sotomayor.
He artfully used her own dissent against her by turning her argument on its head.
In her dissent, Sotomayor claimed that conservative justices were doing the bidding of President Trump and the Republican party.
The Daily Wire shows how Cruz used Sotomayor's own words and rationale against her:
Cruz, a Harvard-educated constitutional lawyer, addressed Sotomayor’s widely reported complaint against her fellow justices during a hearing on courts’ use of such nationwide injunctions on Tuesday.
“I read it a little bit like an arsonist complaining about the noise from the fire trucks,” Cruz said of Sotomayor’s minority opinion, as reported by Fox News.
The progressive justice, Cruz suggested, has the whole problem backwards. The issue is not that the Trump administration is requesting emergency stays on lower court’s injunctions, or that the Supreme Court is granting those stays. The problem is that activist judges in lower courts are excessively blocking Trump administration policies.
“If you look to the facts of what’s happening with nationwide injunctions, I think it will explain why the Department of Justice has had to ask the Supreme Court to intervene over and over again,” said Cruz.
The judges repeatedly blocking Trump administration policies, argued Cruz, are acting more like “partisan political activists” than fair-minded judges. Cruz also pointed out that a mere “handful of judges” are the ones who are preventing the administration from carrying out federal policies, a third of the injunctions having originated in California courts.
These judges are “operating effectively as part of the resistance movement,” abusing their authority to block Trump administration policies “they happen to disagree with,” the senator maintained.
Cruz simply expressed what many Americans and Trump supporters have long been saying: liberal judges appear to behave like "partisan political activists."
Cruz's comments caught the attention of former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
Whitaker said that Cruz was justified and right in his critique of Sotomayor.
Appearing on Fox News, Whitaker defended and even bolstered Cruz's attack.
More on Whitaker's comments on Fox News below:
"I think Ted Cruz is absolutely right," Whitaker told host Harris Faulkner. "He's not only a smart lawyer, he's got experience in front of this court."
According to Whitaker, federal courts have issued 55 nationwide injunctions against the Trump administration's policies -- more than those issued against Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush combined.
"The only way, when you're dealing with California district courts and the Ninth Circuit, to get any kind of relief, is to go in this emergency posture to the Supreme Court," Whitaker added.
"The way the Supreme Court is handling them, and with the five conservative justices are handling them, is to push back on especially the Ninth Circuit because it is so biased against this administration that we just couldn't get anything done," he said. "I know the president is very frustrated by that."
Whitaker himself tweeted about his appearance with a link that includes video of his statements: