Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday used his time during a Senate hearing to decry a “truly ominous day in the history of the Supreme Court,” after a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to the media.
In his usual malinger performance, the Texas senator railed against “left-wing” groups, seemingly blaming them for the leak while claiming it was the result of a “multi-year effort” from Senate Democrats to “politicize the court” and intimidate it into ruling on legislation that goes against “what the voters believe.”
In response, Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) entered into the record a letter from Chief Justice John Roberts stating that he has ordered an FBI investigation into the leak.
Whitehouse then read a quote from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who said, “We have six Republican appointees on [the Supreme Court]. After all the money that has been raised, the Federalist Society, all these big fat cat dinners … if this court with six justices cannot do the right thing here, then I think it’s time to do what Robert Bork said we should do which is to circumscribe the jurisdiction of this court, and if they want to blow it up, then that’s the way to change things finally.”
Watch the exchange below: