Ted Cruz: I’ll Argue President Trump’s Case to the U.S. Supreme Court
If President Trump were looking for the perfect lawyer to argue his election-challenging case before the U.S. Supreme Court, he could hardly do better than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The Texas Republican is a constitutional scholar, an impassioned patriot, and a wordsmith with no parallel in the halls of Capitol Hill. He’s prepared more than 70 briefs for the Supreme Court, and he is a master of the art of debate – an important skill to have when presenting a case before a panel of esteemed judges. And on Monday, Cruz said that he has agreed to be Trump’s representative if the nation’s high court decides to hear one of the most important election cases in the country.
The case, which is actually being brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Sean Parnell – not the Trump legal team – alleges that a 2019 Pennsylvania state law allowing universal mail-in voting is unconstitutional. If the Supreme Court agrees with this argument, it could result in nearly 7 million Pennsylvania votes being thrown out, almost certainly turning the state’s results against Biden and for Donald Trump.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Cruz said that he’s eager to be a part of the case because it “raises very serious issues.”
“It raises pure issues of law, and I believe the Supreme Court should choose to take the case,” Cruz said. “I think they should hear the appeal. At a time when this country is so divided, when people are so angry, I think we need a sense of resolution, and we need the Supreme Court to step in and ensure that we’re following the Constitution and following the law.
“Right now,” he continued, “it is not healthy for democracy, what we’re seeing, and in Pennsylvania, the problem was made worse because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a partisan Democratic court that issued multiple decisions just on their face contrary to the law. That’s not how elections are supposed to work.”
Cruz said that with the matter of the election’s results disputed by a large portion of the electorate, it is important for the Supreme Court to step in and put a stamp of legitimacy on the outcome.
“When you look at a country where 39% of Americans right now believe this last election was rigged, that’s a real problem for confidence in the integrity of our electoral system,” Cruz said. “So, I’m hopeful the Supreme Court will step forward to its responsibility and resolve this case and resolve other cases as needed.”