Senator Ted Cruz joined me Monday afternoon:
HH: Joined now by United States Senator and candidate for the presidency, Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz, great to see you, and I met your father this weekend.
TC: Fantastic. In Denver, I take it?
HH: In Denver. He told me that he was in the courtroom when you argued Medellin before the United States Supreme Court. Talk about pressure, having your dad at your back.
TC: Well, he was. You know, he has been at my back and standing with me my whole life, so it was pressure, although I’ll tell you, the attacks coming from nine justices on the front were probably more intimidating than my dad seated behind me.
HH: Now Senator Cruz, in the last few days, I did not hear what you said about the aftermath of the Obamacare decision being the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history. I think your opponents are distorting what you said. I think you said some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history. Is that correct?
TC: That is correct. I said exactly what you put, some of the darkest hours. And in 24 hours, we had two decisions that fundamentally undermined our Constitution, that as Justice Scalia powerfully put it in dissent, that pose a threat to our democracy. On Thursday, a majority of the Court violated the law, rewrote Obamacare to force that failed law on millions of Americans. And on Friday, a majority of the Court violated the Constitution and purported to strike down the marriage laws that had been adopted democratically by state legislatures throughout our nation. Continue Reading