Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he stands "ready to present the oral argument" on behalf of Pennsylvania Republicans who have appealed their case regarding the 2020 election to the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA), congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and others filed suit in November on the grounds that mail-in balloting had been unconstitutionally expanded in the state. The state Supreme Court rejected the case, saying that the plaintiffs had filed it too late. Following that rejection, the plaintiffs noted that the same court has ruled in previous election-related cases that such suits are not valid until after an election has occurred.
In a December 1 statement on the Pennsylvania case, Cruz urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, saying, in part, that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has put the plaintiffs in a situation which would prevent the case from ever being heard.
"The result of the court's gamesmanship is that a facially unconstitutional election law can never be judicially challenged," Cruz said.
Now the plaintiffs have asked Cruz to argue the case before the nation's highest court, if the justices decide to hear it.
"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 told Fox News. "I have agreed, and told them that, if the Court takes the appeal, I will stand ready to present the oral argument."
🔦 Cruz was part of the legal team that helped George W. Bush ultimately secure victory in the 2000 presidential election.