Ted Cruz suggests Democrats boycott Barrett hearing to avoid smears and confirm her faster

Rpublican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz welcomed Democratic colleagues to boycott Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court.

“I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal tweeted Saturday.

“Excellent idea! And if you & all your Dem colleagues boycott the hearing altogether, we’ll avoid the political circus & the desperate attempts to smear Judge Barrett and her family,” Cruz responded on Twitter on Sunday.

“And we’ll confirm her faster!” he added.

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