I'm glad Ted Cruz lost to Donald Trump. If Cruz had been the GOP nominee I think there's little doubt that we'd be ruled by a President Hillary and the country would be rapidly descending the tubes. However, Cruz seems to have found his spot in the Senate. Last night he offered this advice to Trump via the Sean Hannity show:
And I’ll tell you one reason in particular, Sean, why it is tremendously important that, not only does the nomination happen next week, but that the confirmation happen before election day. Because Democrats and Joe Biden have made clear they intend to challenge this election. They intend to fight the legitimacy of the election. As you know, Hillary Clinton has told Joe Biden, “under no circumstances should you concede, you should challenge this election.” and we cannot have election day come and go with a 4-4 court.
A 4-4 court that is equally divided cannot decide anything. And I think we risk a constitutional crisis if we do not have a nine-justice Supreme Court, particularly when there is such a risk of a contested litigation and a contested election.
We all knew that, but he said it well. It's the kind of voice we need in the Senate.