‘If the court takes the appeal, I will stand ready to present the oral argument…’
After last week urging the Supreme Court to take up the Trump team’s appeal in Pennsylvania, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now says he’s willing to argue the case before the nine high court justices.
On Monday, the former constitutional attorney told Fox News he’d personally argue the Trump team’s legal case contesting the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Act 77, which changed mail-in ballot laws via legislation rather than through a constitutional amendment.
“Petitioners’ legal team has asked me whether I would be willing to argue the case before the Supreme Court, if the Court grants certiorari,” Cruz said in his statement to Fox.
“I have agreed, and told them that, if the court takes the appeal, I will stand ready to present the oral argument,” the Texas senator confirmed.
Last Wednesday, Cruz explained in a press release he believed the US Supreme Court should hear the Trump team’s emergency appeal due to possible violations of the Pennsylvania and US Constitution.
In his letter, Sen. Cruz explained Democrats subverted the legal process by allowing universal mail-in voting via a bill passed in Oct. 2019, even though changes to election laws require constitutional ratification, according to the state’s constitution.
“The Pennsylvania Constitution requires in-person voting, except in narrow and defined circumstances,” Cruz laid out. “Late last year, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a law that purported to allow universal mail-in voting, notwithstanding the Pennsylvania Constitution’s express prohibition.”