"I read it a little bit like an arsonist complaining about the noise from the fire trucks," Cruz said of Sotomayor's dissenting opinion in Wolf v. Cook County, which dealt with regulations placing restrictions on non-citizens applying for visas to enter the U.S.
Cruz also pointed to the disparity between the number of nationwide injunctions granted against the Trump administration compared with previous administrations.
“In the eight years of the George W. Bush administration, district courts issued a total of 12 universal injunctions against the Bush administration,” he said.
"In the eight years of the Obama administration, district courts issued 19 universal injunctions against the Obama administration.
Cruz defended the Justice Department, stating that the administration is fighting back against activist judges who are trying to interfere with politics.