Vivek Ramaswamy Considers Ted Cruz for Supreme Court Seat if Elected in 2024.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a conservative entrepreneur, and Republican presidential candidate, expressed his support for Texas Senator Ted Cruz as a potential Supreme Court justice if Ramaswamy were to win the 2024 election. In a tweet, Ramaswamy commended Cruz’s commitment to upholding the Constitution, opposing court-packing, and advocating for religious freedom.
Cruz, a former attorney, and clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, has offered insights into his judicial philosophy. He has suggested that the Supreme Court should revisit the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage. Cruz believes that the issue of same-sex marriage should be decided by individual states, asserting that the court overstepped its boundaries in the Obergefell ruling.
While Cruz has faced criticism for his stance on the 2020 presidential election, where he supported former President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud, Ramaswamy highlighted Cruz’s potential as a Supreme Court justice. Ramaswamy also mentioned other conservative figures, such as Senator Mike Lee and Trump-appointed Judges James Ho, Lawrence VanDyke, and Lisa Branch, as potential nominees.
Ramaswamy, who currently trails behind Trump in the GOP primary race, aims to prioritize American values and reinvigorate the pursuit of excellence. He has criticized companies engaging in social activism and expressed concerns about the decline of shared national identity due to factors such as critical race theory, self-victimization, and climate change initiatives.
As the 2024 primary race unfolds, Ramaswamy is the first Republican candidate to publicly disclose a list of potential Supreme Court and appellate court nominees, signaling his commitment to shaping the judiciary. His presidential bid seeks not only political change but also a cultural movement to redefine the American Dream centered on excellence and national pride.