Cruz: Supreme Court 'likely' to uphold Trump order
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFiorina: Biden picking Harris for VP 'a smart choice' Russian news agency pushed video of Portland protestors burning a Bible: report After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans MORE (R-Texas) predicated on Thursday that President Trump's executive order on immigration would ultimately prevail at the Supreme Court. 

"The case will almost certainly be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court," he said during an interview on "The Michael Berry Show" in Texas. "If the Supreme Court follows the law, federal statutes are straightforward, the president has this authority." 
He added the "Supreme Court is likely to conclude exactly that when the case is before it."
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled unanimously Thursday that a nationwide restraining order against Trump’s temporary travel ban may continue while a federal judge considers a lawsuit over the policy.
The White House has not said what its next legal steps will be. Trump has previously said he thinks the case could go to the Supreme Court, and he tweeted displeasure with the appeals court's decision Thursday night.
Cruz defended the executive order, noting that while he hadn't read Thursday's decision that he's "not surprised," saying that the 9th Circuit has been the "most liberal activist court of appeals" in recent history. 
"If you look at what the president's order did, the heart of the order was a four month pause in allowing refugees to come to this country so we can improve the vetting of refugees," he said. "That in my judgment is explicitly legal." 
Democrats immediately pounced on the court's decision, pointing to it as evidence that Trump should drop the order. 

Trump should "abandon this proposal, roll up his sleeves and come up with a real, bipartisan plan to keep us safe," he said. 

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