Cruz: We May Block Supreme Court Nominees After the Election

Cruz.We May Block Supreme Court Nominees After the ElectionOn Wednesday Sen. Ted Cruz suggested the Republican Party may keep a vacancy on the Supreme Court indefinitely if it means preventing a Democratic choice. GOP senators have so far refused to even consider filling the ninth seat with President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. β€œThere will be plenty of time for debate on that issue,” the Texas senator said. β€œThere is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices. I would note, just recently, that Justice [Stephen] Breyer observed that the vacancy is not impacting the ability of the court to do its job. That’s a debate that we are going to have.”