On The Glenn Beck Program today, Beck raised an incredibly important issue that no one in the media seems to be discussing.
Out of the nine Supreme Court justices currently sitting on the bench, three of them will be over the age 80 by the start of 2017. These include Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In addition, Justice Stephen Breyer will be close behind at the age of 78.
This means the next president will likely have three to four Court appointments during their time in office, which some might say will have a tremendous impact on the future of our country. Not only because of the power the Court wields, but also because of their generally lengthy terms.
Beck sees this as a key issue in who to consider for president. While a president only serves four to eight years, a Supreme Court justice has no term limits and can serve as long as they see fit. If the Supreme Court is stacked with liberal justices, it becomes a situation that cannot be remedied.
According to Beck, this makes it imperative that we elect a strong constitutionalist — and for Beck, that man is Ted Cruz.
“So Ted Cruz is the guy who says, and he said it to me, I will expend, I will not give up, I will expend all of my political capital if need be on just the Supreme Court appointees,” said Beck. “Because that is the long term win, that’s the one that will affect us for the next 20 or 30 years.”
Beck wasn’t the only one who held this opinion, either.
“There is absolutely no one in my entire life that would be better at picking Supreme Court justices than Ted Cruz,” said co-host Steve Burguiere. “If he does nothing else, he will be unbelievably great with Supreme Court justices, I am 100 percent sure.”