Republican Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, lent voice to what many Americans feel about the Supreme Court’s recent Obamacare ruling, blasting “rogue justices” for upholding the policies of a “lawless” administration, adding that they too, have become “lawless.”
Cruz said that if the justices – who have twice now interpreted the law in such a manner as to uphold it at all costs – would like to engage in activism, they should “resign and run for office.”
Via the Washington Times:
Speaking on the Senate floor, the Texas Republican and 2016 GOP presidential candidate said that if the “justices want to become legislators, I invite them to resign and run for office.”
The remarks came shortly after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Obama administration is lawfully doling out Obamacare’s subsidies in dozens of states despite contested language in the law that sparked a legal battle with major political and economic ramifications.
“The Supreme Court willfully ignored the words that Congress wrote, and instead read into the law their preferred policy outcome,” Mr. Cruz said. “These judges have joined with President Obama in harming millions of Americans.”
Cruz then went on to use a baseball analogy, saying the Supreme Court justices are no longer acting as impartial individuals upholding the rules, rather, they’ve chosen sides.
“These justices are not behaving as umpires calling balls and strikes,” Cruz said. “They have joined a team, and it’s a team that is hurting Americans across this country.”
Cruz called today’s Obamacare ruling a “disgrace.”
Comment – Share your thoughts on today’s ruling in favor of Obamacare subsidies. Has the Supreme Court simply become another arm of the Obama administration?