'My uterus has a question': Ted Cruz harangued for hypocritical reaction to leaked Supreme Court ruling
United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on Fox Business on Tuesday morning and lobbed baseless allegations about Monday's surprise leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning abortion rights.
According to the 98-page document that was published by Politico, the 6-3 majority right-wing Court, led by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, intends to reverse the landmark Roe versus Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania versus Casey decisions, which codified reproductive liberty.
If Roe is indeed struck down, other constitutional rights – contraception, same-sex and interracial marriage, privacy, religious freedom, free speech – are likely to follow.
Predictably unconcerned with the glaring threats to fundamental freedoms, Cruz, an anti-choice Republican who participated in the attempt to overthrow the federal government on January 6th, 2021, wasted no time accusing a nameless liberal of being behind the leak despite having no evidence to support such an allegation.
"The reason it was leaked is some left-wing presumably law clerk wanted to put political pressure on the five Justices who presumably are in the majority right now. They wanted to put heat and they wanted to invoke politics to try to get them to change their vote. And by the way, if that left-wing law clerk succeeds, it would be the most grotesque politicization of the Supreme Court in the history of our nation," Cruz groused.
Recall that Cruz was gung-ho about stealing a Supreme Court seat in 2016 from then-President Barack Obama and that he emphatically supported adding Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the bench eight days before the 2020 election.
Cruz then declared that he believes that whoever shared the Court's forthcoming ruling should be hunted down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and go to prison, even though there is no indication that any laws were broken.
"You mentioned an FBI investigation. I hope there is a serious one and I hope whoever is responsible for this not only is fired instantly but is prosecuted and serves real jail time for violating the confidences of the Supreme Court," said Cruz.
Watch below via The Recount:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) assumes a \u201cleft-wing law clerk\u201d leaked the SCOTUS draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade:\n\n\u201cI hope whoever is responsible ... is prosecuted and serves real jail time for violating the confidences of the Supreme Court.\u201dpic.twitter.com/aRKgAC9LU6— The Recount (@The Recount) 1651597652
Twitter pounced on Cruz's flagrant hypocrisy and self-serving grandstanding.
Wish Rafael was this tough on those responsible for January 6th— Gee Scott Sr. (@Gee Scott Sr.) 1651600064
So this is worthy of an investigation\u2026 but not January 6th. \n\nChecks out.— Jardani (@Jardani) 1651597815
@tedcruz you know we\u2019re old enough and mostly smart enough to realize this is your message to the less informed base, who will drop you faster than the 1/6 committee.— db (@db) 1651598783
So many senators and congressman do insider trading. They have inside information. They have done worse than Martha Stewart. Wealth and power protects so many villains in our justice system. Love to see Cruz locked up.— Susan M Hanam (@Susan M Hanam) 1651597877
If "violating the confidences of the Supreme Court" was a crime, Mitch McConnell would be in prison...— Tom Ace (@Tom Ace) 1651599240
"violating the confidences of the Supreme Court.\u201d\nmy uterus has a question— suki sven (@suki sven) 1651597728
The supreme court has a right to privacy but women don't?— Jane \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Jane \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1651598793
Users noted that there is another possibility – that an insider on the right shared the draft opinion with the media.
Will they say the same thing if it turns out to be a conservative who wanted the opinion to be made as it is written rather than as it is drafted?— Peggikaye #IStandWithUkriane \ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc9b\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b (@Peggikaye #IStandWithUkriane \ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc9b\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b) 1651597799
"Unless it turns out to be one of our guys. In that case, we have to frame a leftie first."— Joan is sleep-tweeting (@Joan is sleep-tweeting) 1651597907
Hey Ted that\u2019s was an right wing who pro life dude. How you make that assumption.— Iris Nazario (@Iris Nazario) 1651599521
Nah. It was almost certainly leaked by the Federalist Society to mitigate attrition from Republican ranks come Nov. \nThe Majority Opinion will be rewritten with less obnoxious language, and by that time, the outrage will be diminished.— Yogi Barrister (@Yogi Barrister) 1651598978
Quite possible. Also possible right wing justice or clerk leaked to lock in the five justices make it embarrassing for them to go with weaker position later in their view. Wait to find out! You\u2019re adding to the negativity— KATHY FL (@KATHY FL) 1651599747
It\u2019s going to be hilarious when they find out it\u2019s actually some right wing guy— Mordechai Leib Rothenberg (@Mordechai Leib Rothenberg) 1651597702
Ted wanted to force the Court to carry the decision to term.— RealLiberalPaul (@RealLiberalPaul) 1651599758
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