Sen. Rafael (Ted) Cruz wants everyone to know that he is deeply “offended and insulted” by the prospect of having a black woman in the Supreme court.
The Texas Republican used Sunday’s episode of his podcast “Verdict with Ted Cruz” to vent his anger at President Joe Biden over his commitment to nominate the first Black woman to the high court, calling the move “offensive” and “insulting”, saying that black women represent only 6 percent of the population.
“The fact that he’s willing to make a promise at the outset, that it must be a Black woman, I gotta say that’s offensive. You know, you know Black women are what, 6% of the US population? He’s saying to 94% of Americans, ‘I don’t give a damn about you, you are ineligible’,” Cruz said.
“And he’s also saying — it’s actually an insult to Black women. If he came and said, ‘I’m gonna put the best jurist on the court and he looked at a number of people and he ended up nominating a Black woman, he could credibly say, ‘OK I’m nominating the person who’s most qualified.’ He’s not even pretending to say that he’s saying, ‘If you’re a White guy, tough luck. If you’re a White woman, tough luck. You don’t qualify,'” Rafael added.
As expected, the internet had to respond. Watch the video and some of the reactions below:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) calls Biden’s commitment to picking a Black woman for the Supreme Court “offensive” and “an insult to Black women.”
“Black women are, what, 6% of the U.S. population? He’s saying to 94% of Americans, ‘I don’t give a damn about you.’” pic.twitter.com/SbBfxcaIBN
— The Recount (@therecount) January 31, 2022
Ted Cruz, shorter: "I think it's offensive to pick a Black woman because I'm a terrible, foul racist"
— Dr. Ohm 🇺🇲🌊 (@HereToRebuild) February 1, 2022
Ted Cruz sounds just like Edward Norton's Dad raging at the table in 'American History X'https://t.co/8BumH0naeW
— Lard of Dorkness (@LardFDorkness2) January 31, 2022
— Liz (@lizzykate77) February 1, 2022
Right, because 94 percent of the population has the qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice. Raffy forgot that the previous 3 justices were picked from the Federalist Society blacklist.
— Mark Whicker (@MWhicker03) January 31, 2022
Why didn't he say Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or any other race? Why just white?
— CaterinaCat (@CaterinaCatK) February 1, 2022
White men are ~ 30% of the population, yet 94% of Supreme Court justices have been white men.
— Amy (@amynala) January 31, 2022
Lyin' Ted is lyin' again. Real number is 13%, not that that matters. It's past time we had a black female justice on SCOTUS
— It’s just a Jersey thing 🌊 (@jerzysuregirl) January 31, 2022
Cruz had no problem in Oct ‘16 when Trump announced he would nominate judges to overturn Roe vs Wade.
— Anita Kwiatkowski (@neatsers) January 31, 2022
And his last name is Cruz. Wants to be white soooo bad
— Lexi (@Lexij2121) January 31, 2022