[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke out boldly on Friday’s Supreme Court marriage ruling redefining marriage, following equally scathing condemnation of the court’s decision to unlawfully rewrite Obamacare.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]”Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz told Sean Hannity on his radio program Friday following the decision. “Yesterday and today were both naked and shameless judicial activism,” he said.
In reviewing the Obamacare decision from Thursday, Cruz told Hannity that Supreme Leader Obama’s court was simply and unlawfully “rewriting the law in a way that is fundamentally contrary to their judicial oaths.”
“The decision yesterday rewriting Obamacare — for the second time — six justices joined the Obama administration. “You now have Barack Obama, [former Obama HHS Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius, and six justices responsible for forcing this failed disaster of a law on millions of Americans and simply rewriting the law in a way that is fundamentally contrary to their judicial oaths.”
Cruz accused the court’s “radical” decision on Friday as being completely unhinged from the Constitution, making up law as they go, and are undermining the “fundamental legitimacy of the United States Supreme Court.”
“This radical decision purporting to strike down the marriage laws of every state, it has no connection to the United States Constitution. They are simply making it up. It is lawless, and in doing so, they have undermined the fundamental legitimacy of the United States Supreme Court.”
Cruz, who began his career clerking for former Supreme Court Justice and has won cases before the Supreme Court while Texas Solicitor General, explained to Hannity that he’d earlier introduced a constitutional amendment “that would protect the authority in state legislatures to define marriage as a union of one man and one woman.”
“I’ve also introduced legislation stripping the federal courts of jurisdiction over legal assaults on marriage,” Cruz told Hannity. “The Constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to strip jurisdiction as a check on a lawless judiciary — we should use that,” he proclaimed.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]
Cruz lamented that unfortunately there weren’t enough Republicans in Congress willing to stand on either of those issues.
Considering the limp-wristed RINO leaders in both Republican-controlled houses of Congress, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, there’s certainly not the principled leadership necessary to take on such fights.