Grayson: Elizabeth Warren Should Replace Scalia

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Rep. Alan Grayson (R-FL), the left-wing firebrand now under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, has declared that President Barack Obama should nominate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away suddenly on Saturday.

Warren is a former Harvard Law School professor, though she allegedly gained tenure by representing herself as “Native American” based on claimed Cherokee roots.

Grayson writes at the Huffington Post:

Dear Mr. President, please appoint Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme Court before the end of the week …

Why Elizabeth Warren? She started waiting tables at the age of 13, a year after her father was driven into poverty by a heart attack followed by huge medical bills. She later taught children with disabilities. She was a Harvard Law Professor for almost two decades — in fact, the only one there with tenure who had attended a public university. Her scholarly work is renowned; she is one of the most frequently cited law professors of all time.

She has been an indefatigable watchdog over the capital markets for almost a decade, going back to her extraordinarily valuable work on the Congressional Oversight Panel for the federal bailout program. She created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, even though the Senate Republicans wouldn’t let her run it. She electrified the nation with her “you didn’t build that” speech. And she has been a tireless and effective U.S. Senator.

Warren’s support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau called her commitment to the Constitution into question, as the powerful agency is largely independent from congressional oversight.

Grayson is threatening to file a lawsuit challenging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on his eligibility to be president, if he becomes the Republican nominee.