This was amazing. John Dickerson is supposed to be the debate moderator and instead he starts getting into a debate with Ted Cruz regarding the appointment of Supreme Court justices during an election year.
Cruz rightly pointed out it’s been precedent for 80 years not to do this. Dickerson then started arguing with Cruz about when Justice Anthony Kennedy was appointed and confirmed. Watch this:
Dickerson said he wanted to get the “facts” out there. There’s only one problem.
Cruz was right. Anthony Kennedy was nominated in November 1987. He was confirmed in 1988.