Is Ted Cruz the right person to fill Justice Scalia’s vacant seat on the Supreme Court?
In an interview with the Daily Mail in Indiana on Monday, front-runner Donald Trump was asked about the possibility of including Ted Cruz on a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, to help unify the Party.
“I don’t know, I’d have to think about it,” Trump responded.
Cruz was once the solicitor general for Texas, and argued nine cases before the Supreme Court, winning five of them. But still, Mr. Trump had strong reservations about a potential Justice Cruz.
“That’s a big decision,” he said, “But there’s a whole question of uniting, and there’s a whole question as to temperament. And I’d have to think about it. He’s got a tough temperament for what we’re talking about. You have to be a very, very smart, rational person in my opinion, to be a justice of any kind at a high level or low.”
“You need a proper temperament. And that would be a question that I would have.”
Trump has said previously that he will announce a list of about a dozen judges, from which he would pick to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.
According to The Hill, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid described the possibility of Cruz on the Supreme Court as “scary.”