On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz said that he will be a “no” on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, pointing to her record as a judge and mentioning her inability to define what a woman is.

Sen. Cruz made his remarks during an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime.”

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Sen. Cruz: ‘She is probably the first Supreme Court nominee in the history of our country who is unable to answer the question, what is a woman?’

Watters asked Cruz, “Do you think she has what it takes to be a Supreme Court Justice?” 

“Well, listen, she is probably the first Supreme Court nominee in the history of our country who is unable to answer the question, what is a woman?” Cruz said. “And, you know, her record, unfortunately, I think, is far outside the mainstream.”

“And there’s a real difference. You played clips of the Democrats sliming Republican nominees going personal, going into the gutter, going after their character. You look at the hearing the last two days, the questions that Republicans focused on, were her record. And in particular her judicial record,” Cruz told Watters.

Cruz continued, “If you look at her record as a federal judge in criminal cases, in particular in cases concerning child pornography, over and over and over again, she gives incredibly lenient sentences.”

Watters asked Cruz point blank if he was going to confirm Brown Jackson. “Are you going to vote for her?” Watters asked?

“No,” Cruz responded.

The Texas Republican said that while a handful of Republicans might vote to confirm her, he believes most GOP members will join him in voting no.

“You know, I don’t know. I think the overwhelming majority of Republicans will vote against her,” Cruz said. “I think her record is far out of the mainstream.”

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Sen. Cruz: ‘We ought to demand a justice who will defend our constitutional rights…There’s no indication she’d do that’

“You may see a couple of Republicans vote for her,” he continued. “And listen, it’s a historic nomination. If she’s confirmed, she’ll be the first African American woman on the court. That’s an inspirational thing.”

“That being said, our responsibility under the Constitution is advise and consent,” Cruz observed. “And we ought to demand a justice who will defend our constitutional rights: free speech, religious liberty, the 2nd Amendment.”

“There’s no indication she’d do that,” Cruz finished.

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