Cruz: Supporting John Roberts for the Supreme Court ‘Was a Mistake’

‘I did not appoint John Roberts. George W. Bush did’

CRUZ: "Listen, number one, I did not appoint John Roberts. George W. Bush did. Now, once the president made the appointment, I supported that nomination. That was a mistake, but I would have — I would have appointed Mike Luttig, my former boss. Scalia’s very first law clerk. And — and more broadly, you’ve got to look at Donald Trump’s history. This is a man who, for four decades, has supported liberal Democrats. Donald Trump supported Jimmy Carter over Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump gave money to Chuck Schumer, to Harry Reid, to Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump supported John Kerry over George W. Bush."

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