Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells South Carolina voters their fundamental freedoms are in jeopardy, and that electing the 'wrong' Republican ''doesn't ensure that we keep our rights.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warned South Carolina voters on Friday (February 19) that his competitors will not be able ensure that conservative justices are named to the Supreme Court. Cruz's remarks came on the same day that Supreme Court Justices paid their respects to Antonin Scalia who died on Saturday (February 13). Scalia, appointed to the court by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1986, died at a Texas hunting resort at age 79. He is hailed by many as a "true conservative" for his votes against abortion and gay marriage. Cruz told the crowd that moderate Republicans did not have a good track record for selecting justices who reflected the party's conservative principles. South Carolina holds its Republican primary on Saturday (February 20).