Chris Matthews faced off with Senator Ted Cruz tonight and confronted him about his complaint about the Supreme Court becoming too politicized. Cruz was so outraged about the Supreme Court’s recent pro-gay marriage ruling that he proposed judicial retention elections every eight years to counter “judicial tyranny.”
As they talked about Supreme Court issues, Matthews asked Cruz why he would want to “put judges out there and make them politicians,” constantly trying to raise money. Cruz said he’s “reluctant” to do this, but is tired of “unelected judges” seizing major policy issues.
Matthews shot back, “They seized the presidency in 2000, you did not complain!” He said if there was ever an example of “partisanship or ideology” in the court, that was it, and “you loved it.”
Cruz pushed back against Matthews’ “talking points” and they ended up sparring a bit on that famously controversial decision.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
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