Sen. Cruz warns that Americans are ‘one vote away’ from losing fundamental rights

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court is comprised of a strong conservative majority, more often than not, it seems, at least one so-called conservative judge sides with the liberals on the high court.

According to Fox News, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) put that reality in perspective, warning during an interview on Life, Liberty & Levin that Americans are usually just one vote away from losing critical rights, as many SCOTUS decisions end up in 5–4 rulings.

“Over and over again, the big landmark cases are 5-4,” the Republican senator told host Mark Levin. “We’re one vote away on issue after issue after issue from losing our fundamental rights.”

The warning comes as President Joe Biden’s SCOTUS nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, stirred up controversy during her confirmation hearing, as she is now seen by many as exceedingly progressive.

Cruz warns about Jackson

The Texas senator pointed to cases like District of Columbia v. Heller, described as “the landmark case upholding the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” which was barely decided in favor of gun owners in a 5–4 decision.

Cruz believes progressives such as Jackson, should she make it through a full Senate confirmation vote, would be interested in reversing such decisions.

He added that he believes Jackson would also be “100%” interested in reversing the death penalty.

“At the end of the day, when you have senators who say they don’t support abolishing the police, when you vote to confirm justices [who] will release violent criminals and endanger our communities, then you are supporting abolishing the police, and repealing the Second Amendment, and taking away our free speech rights, and taking away our religious liberty rights,” the GOP senator said.

Cruz added: “You are supporting that kind of radical agenda.”

The latest

Jackson will first have to pass through a Senate Judiciary Committee vote, which is expected to take place Monday afternoon after one Democratic senator was delayed in arriving at Capitol Hill, NPR reported.

The vote is expected to be split down party lines, 11–11, which is enough for the vote to be sent to the full Senate floor. While it looks as though she’ll likely have the support needed for confirmation, barely, one never knows what might happen at the last minute.

Hopefully, Democratic senators on the fence about Jackson’s future in the Supreme Court take a good, hard look at her judicial history, which proves she’s extremely soft on offenders of some of the worst crimes known to humankind.

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