New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters told MSNBC on Monday that President Trump may nominate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Supreme Court the next time a seat opens up. Peter opined that Democrats would be hard-pressed to oppose the conservative Cruz. The revelation comes as Democrats have vowed to oppose Neil Gorsuch, who is Trump’s nominee to fill the seat vacated by Justice Antonin Scalia last year.
“And now the next one, we know, he will have carte blanche,” Peters said. “He could say, ‘You know what? I’m going to nominate Ted Cruz, Democrats, because you screwed around with me last time. You tried to block my nominee [Gorsuch] who by all accounts did very well in his confirmation hearings, has unquestionable qualifications.’”
Peters criticized Democrats for eliminating the filibuster in 2013 for appointments to the courts, saying that they have no one to blame but themselves for the current situation. “When the Democrats changed that rule in 2013, they opened the door for this to happen,” Peters said.