Cruz Torches Sotomayor: ‘Like An Arsonist Complaining About The Noise From The Fire Trucks’ https://t.co/BpzoScC0p0— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 26, 2020
Ted Cruz Takes a Sledgehammer to Sotomayor's Dissent and Comes Up with a Fitting Metaphor https://t.co/H0FdgKEiB8— RedState (@RedState) February 26, 2020
...In a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) destroyed Sotomayor’s dissent in two minutes and even came up with an appropriate, and quite creative, metaphor. He said:
If you look at the facts of what’s happening with nationwide injunctions, I think it will explain why the DOJ has had to ask the Supreme Court to intervene over and over and over again.Cruz offered some perspective by comparing the number of nationwide injunctions issued during previous administrations:
Nearly one-third of the nationwide injunctions issued against the Trump Administration have come from courts in the state of California. Two-thirds of the states, their district courts have issued a total of zero nationwide injunctions. So you have a handful of courts that are driving this problem.
12 issued in 8 years of Bush Administration (1.5 per year)He continued:
19 issued in 8 years of Obama Administration (2.4 per year)
55 issued in 3 years of Trump Administration (18.3 per year)...
I believe we have a handful of judges who are operating effectively as part of the Resistance Movement, trying to put themselves in the way of Trump policies they happen to disagree with. And so I have to say I read Justice Sotomayor’s complaint about, ‘gosh, we’re getting all these emergency appeals of the Supreme Court.’ I read it a little bit like an arsonist complaining about the noise from the fire trucks. The reason there is so many appeals is you’ve had fifty-five nationwide injunctions from far too many judges who are not honoring their oath. They’re not following the law. Instead they’re operating as partisan political activists.