Update: Biden's Radical Judicial Nominees
On Friday, the Biden Administration announced its 24th round of judicial nominees, bringing President Biden's total number of judicial nominees to 132. Each new slate of nominees illustrates the Administration's goal of placing radicals in the judiciary. This time, it's abortion activist Julie Rikelman, nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit:
Conservative opposition is expected in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats are facing pressure from progressive activists to speed up judicial confirmations before the Nov. 8 midterm elections, when they risk losing control of the chamber to Republicans.Read more
SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Cruz in Campaign Finance Case
After his 2018 reelection campaign, Senator Ted Cruz filed a lawsuit challenging Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) which imposes a $250,000 limit on the amount of post-election contributions that a campaign may use to repay debt owed to the candidate when he or she lends money to his or her own campaign. On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a victory to Senator Cruz, holding that:
Cruz and the Committee have standing to challenge the threatened enforcement of Section 304 of BCRA. We also conclude that this provision burdens core political speech without proper justification.Read more
Senate Judiciary holds hearing because SCOTUS "did not do something extraordinary."
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled, "Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket." As Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn pointed out during the hearing, the Senate Democrats are more focused on intimidating the federal judiciary than dealing with the myriad of crises the Biden Administration faces.Read more
Senate Republicans Call on Judiciary Dems to Hold Hearing on Biden Border Crisis
Senate Judiciary Republicans led by Chuck Grassley are calling on Chairman Dick Durbin to call a hearing on President Joe Biden's worsening border crisis:
Cruz Stops Dem Attempt to Pass Corrupt Politicians Act in Dead of Night
The Senate Democrats are at it again. After a marathon session of voting on amendments to the infrastructure package, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to force a vote on a series of bills that would facilitate a federal takeover of elections including the Corrupt Politicians Act. But as The Houston Chronicle reported, Senator Ted Cruz repeatedly objected to the motions:
In a back-and-forth with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor around 3:30 a.m., the Texas Republican objected repeatedly as the New York Democrat sought consent for the Senate to consider a series of voting bills. Cruz denounced the legislation as “a federal government takeover of elections” and a “massive power grab by Democrats.”Read more
Graham, Cruz, Blackburn: Court-Packing would End the Rule of Law
Although in the past President Biden described court-packing as a “bonehead idea," he and his liberal allies are now calling for this complete power grab.
Six out of the nine SCOTUS justices were appointed by Republicans; therefore, Democrats want to add more seats, so they can outnumber conservatives. They are shamelessly attempting to change the rules to get what they want.Read more
Despite "Trail of Radical Claims and Hasty Backtracks," Gupta Confirmed
Vanita Gupta has been confirmed to be Associate Attorney General by a mostly party-line vote. She remains one of the most controversial nominations made by the Biden Administration so far. Presidents are entitled to nominate qualified individuals to fill political positions, but as Republican Leader Mitch McConnell explained on the Senate floor earlier today, Gupta falls outside of the mainstream:Read more
Senate Rules Holds Hearing on the Corrupt Politicians Act
Earlier today, the Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on the Corrupt Politicians Act. As Senator Cruz pointed out, Democrats have made keeping themselves in power their #1 priority for this Congress despite the myriad of important issues facing the country.
Democrats’ #1 priority is not:— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 24, 2021
❌ Defeating the #COVID pandemic
❌ Getting people back to work
❌ Helping kids return to the classrooms
It’s keeping themselves in power. pic.twitter.com/oEytF7D1q2
Fair Elections Are Worth Fighting For
On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz released a statement asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an emergency motion filed by two Republican congressional candidates challenging the election results certified by Pennsylvania.
#SCOTUS should hear the emergency appeal on the Pennsylvania election challenge. pic.twitter.com/mzwr4eaHR8— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 1, 2020
Big Tech Censorship Highlighted by Republican Senators at Commerce Hearing
This morning, the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Republican senators in the hearing highlighted the big technology companies' censorship of conservative speech, particularly the recent actions of Twitter and Facebook to suppress the story regarding Hunter Biden's international exploits. All three will return (virtually) to the Senate on November 17 for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Read more