It’s no surprise Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, opposes Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, a nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, who has come under fire from conservatives for a ruling in a religious liberty case.

“For a lifetime appointment on the court of appeals, I believe we should be looking for someone with a strong, demonstrated record as a constitutionalist. I have significant concerns that Judge Ozerden’s judicial record does not indicate that he meets that standard,” Cruz said in a statement in a Politico article. “For that reason, I do not believe he should be on the court of appeals, and I will oppose his nomination.”

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