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  • Ted Cruz Rips Supreme Court, Tells ‘Rogue Justices’ To Resign and Run For Congress

    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered a scathing rebuke of the Supreme Court Thursday, calling the “rogue justices” that ruled in favor of Obamacare subsidies “lawless” political foot soldiers that have joined forces with the Obama administration.

    “The Supreme Court willfully ignored the words that Congress wrote, and instead read into the law their preferred policy outcome,” the Texas Republican said on the Senate floor. “These judges have joined with President Obama in harming millions of Americans.”

    His remarks came shortly after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies nationwide.

    He said the decision was “judicial activism, plain and simple,” and said the court spoke for “nakedly political reasons.”

    Politics intervened,” Cruz said. “For nakedly political reasons, the Supreme Court willfully ignored the words that Congress wrote and instead read into the law their preferred policy outcome. These judges have joined with President Obama in harming millions of Americans. Unelected judges have once again become legislators, and bad ones at that.”

    He said the six justices who comprised the majority in the decision are “lawless and “hide their prevarication in legalese.”

    “Those justices are not behaving as umpires calling balls and strikes,” he said. “They have joined a team, and it is a team that is hurting Americans across this country.”

    He declared that the 2016 election will be a referendum on Obamacare and any candidate who disagrees should drop out.

    “Every GOP candidate for the Republican nomination should know that this decision makes the 2016 election a referendum on the full repeal of Obamacare,” he said. “I have made repeal of this disastrous law a top priority since the first day I arrived in the Senate and have made its repeal central to my campaign. Any candidate not willing to do the same—and campaign on it every day—should step aside.”


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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