If President Trump were searching for the best lawyer to assert his election-challenging case prior to the U.S. Supreme Court, he could hardly do better than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The Texas Republican is a constitutional scholar, an impassioned patriot, and a wordsmith with no parallel in the halls of Capitol Hill. He has prepped over 70 briefs for the Supreme Court, and he's a master of the art of debate -- an important skill to have when presenting a case before a panel of esteemed judges. And on Monday, Cruz stated that he's prepared to become Trump's representative in the country's high court decides to hear one of the main election cases in the nation.
The case, which is really being brought forth by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Sean Parnell -- and not the Trump legal team -- alleges a 2019 Pennsylvania state law permitting mail-in voting is unconstitutional. If the Supreme Court agrees with this, it might lead to almost 7 million Pennsylvania votes being thrown out, almost surely turning the nation's results against Biden and also for Donald Trump.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Cruz said that he’s eager to be a part of the case because it “raises very serious issues.”
“It raises pure issues of law, and I believe the Supreme Court should choose to take the case,” Cruz said. “I think they should hear the appeal. At a time when this country is so divided, when people are so angry, I think we need a sense of resolution, and we need the Supreme Court to step in and ensure that we’re following the Constitution and following the law."
“Right now,” he continued, “it is not healthy for democracy, what we’re seeing, and in Pennsylvania, the problem was made worse because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a partisan Democratic court that issued multiple decisions just on their face contrary to the law. That’s not how elections are supposed to work.”
Cruz stated that with all the matter of the election outcome contested by a sizable part of the electorate, it's essential for the Supreme Court to intervene and put a stamp of legitimacy on the outcome.
“When you look at a country where 39% of Americans right now believe this last election was rigged, that’s a real problem for confidence in the integrity of our electoral system,” Cruz said. “So, I’m hopeful the Supreme Court will step forward to its responsibility and resolve this case and resolve other cases as needed.”