From Benjamin L. Ginsberg: How Trump’s evidence-free attacks on elections damage the Republican Party https://t.co/h86ruH4rbM— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) September 29, 2020
Most immediately, the president’s merger of his election-fraud message with the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice puts Republican senators in an uncomfortable position. Trump has argued that confirming a new justice is “very important” to winning any post-election cases. This casts aspersions on the justices’ independence and makes confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett a cornerstone of Trump’s election chaos strategy.
In an interview, Sen. Ted Cruz says he doesn't think President Trump's nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, should recuse herself from a decision if the election ends up at the Supreme Court.https://t.co/yv6NlDWoxy— NPR (@NPR) September 29, 2020
Cruz said he does not think Barrett should recuse herself from a court decision on the election should it come before her as a justice. "The reason we need a fully functioning court is to have nine justices who can resolve any dispute and ensure that the law and Constitution are followed," Cruz told NPR.
Move along, America. Nothing to see here.