Senator Ted cruz, R-Texas, grilled that of President Biden candidate for office on a past statement that called Supreme To research Judge Brett Kavanaugh “is in intellectual and moral bankruptcy”.
Cruz sued Jennifer Sung, Biden’s candidate for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, for her signing on the open letter from Yale law students and alumni denouncing the Supreme Court candidate of the time.
The letter called Kavanaugh “intellectually and morally bankrupt” and was published amid the bitter fight for the inauguration of justice in 2018.
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“Mrs. Sung, do you think Judge Kavanaugh is” intellectually and morally bankrupt? “” Cruz asked the candidate in the hot seat, quoting the letter.
“Senator, I want all Supreme Court justices to know, including Justice Kavanaugh, and fully respect their authority as a Supreme Court justice, and I would follow their precedents without reservation,” Sung replied, dodging the question.
Cruz remarked that Sung is an “experienced lawyer” and would know when someone doesn’t answer a question, and again asked the candidate if she thought Kavanaugh was “mentally and morally bankrupt”.
Sung replied that, as she “said earlier” during the hearing, what she signed was “overheated rhetoric,” but did not answer the senator’s question as to whether she believed the statements made in the letter she signed.
“I’m going to try again, because you signed your name on it and it wasn’t decades ago. It was very recent”, Cruz pressed for the third time. “You signed your name on that statement. I’m just asking today: Do you believe Judge Kavanaugh is’ intellectually and morally bankrupt? “”
“You signed your name on this proposal, do you still believe it?” The Texas senator continued.
Sung, voice trembling, called the 2018 statement she signed attacking both the intelligence and character of a then-candidate for the Supreme Court as a “rhetorical plea” which she signed in as a citizen, but did not answer Cruz’s question a third time.
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“It’s disappointing that you refuse to answer this question, it’s a simple yes, no question,” replied Cruz.
Sung apologized for signing the letter attacking Kavanaugh earlier in the hearing.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.