Cruz calls the last few days some of the darkest hours in our nation’s history
Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 contender, is calling for Supreme Court justices to face elections every eight years, to hold them accountable after rulings he said proved the "lawlessness" of the court.
“The decisions that have deformed out constitutional order and have debased our culture are but symptoms of the disease of liberal judicial activism that has infected our judiciary,” he said in a piece published Friday in National Review.Cruz noted that 20 states hold “judicial retention elections” to force judges to be accountable to the public and highlighted Iowa, where voters expelled three judges that “invented a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”
“A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system," he continued. “Rendering the Justices directly accountable to the people would provide such a remedy.”
The freshman senator and presidential hopeful strongly disagreed with both of the high court’s major decisions this week — one recognizing same-sex marriage across the country and one upholding ObamaCare subsides, preserving the health law.