Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not a serious or credible person. During an appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday morning, he attempted to defend his changing tune on confirming a Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year. Although in 2016, he supported blocking the nominee of then-President Barack Obama, now, with less than two months until the election, he supports rushing through a Trump-nominated replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away late last week. On ABC, Cruz — ludicrously — tried to depict Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the threat to election legitimacy, although it’s Donald Trump — not Biden — who has suggested he may refuse to accept the election results.
‘I think it is particularly important that the Senate take it up and confirm this nomination before the election, because Joe Biden has been explicit. He has said if he doesn’t win, he’s going to challenge this election. He’s going to go to court. He’s going to challenge it. He’s already hired a big legal team. Hillary Clinton has told Joe Biden, under no circumstances should you concede. Given that, there is a serious risk of a Constitutional crisis if Joe Biden is bringing litigation.’
Cruz is lying. Joe Biden has not “explicitly” said that he is unequivocally going to challenge the election results if he loses. Cruz is so lost in his Trumpian ideology that he’s even misrepresenting the basic facts of the Biden campaign’s legal team. Every presidential campaign hires lawyers; Trump’s campaign has done the same.
Host George Stephanopoulos cut Cruz off and pointed some of these issues out, commenting:
‘I have to stop you there. As you know, it is President Trump who’s been the one talking about rigged elections. Joe Biden has not explicitly said he’s going to challenge the election. Of course they’re going to have teams of lawyers, as every campaign always does to look at irregularities.’
Cruz did not seem fazed. He suggested that because of supposedly looming Biden litigation over the election, the presidential election could “drag on… well into next year.” There’s no particular evidence for this claim.
Check out his untruth-riddled comments below:
“I have to stop you there. As you know, it’s President Trump who’s been talking about rigged elections," and both campaigns hired legal teams, @gstephanopoulos says after Ted Cruz floats possible "constitutional crisis" if Biden challenges 2020 results. https://t.co/qNV4rbeIYa pic.twitter.com/ANTBOvOiAC
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 20, 2020