Ted Cruz: "Retention Elections for Supreme Court"
We salute Ted Cruz as family advocate this month for this idea.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to amend the Constitution to subject Supreme Court justices to periodic public retention elections.
"Much to my great disappointment, this past term the court crossed a line and continued its long dissent into lawlessness to a level I believe demands action," he said during a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday.
"The court today is not a body of jurists. It is not a body of judges following the law, but rather it has declared itself in effect a super legislature."
Cruz, who chairs the Judiciary subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, called the hearing to discuss what options the American people have to "rein in judicial tyranny," following the court's recent decision this past term.
The presidential hopeful has been an outspoken opponent of the high court rulings that upheld federal subsidies under ObamaCare and legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, and has vowed to keep his opposition to gay marriage "front and center" during his campaign.
Whether you agree or disagree with the policy outcomes, Cruz said those who believe in democracy and the Constitution should be "horrified."