Cruz introduces legislation to prevent packing of the Supreme Court

Though talk of packing the Supreme Court with liberal judges has died down in the wake of the election, Democrats are far from giving up on the notion — and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is working hard to combat it.

Cruz has introduced two new proposals that will permanently fix the number of Supreme Court justices at nine to prevent the court from being co-opted by additional activist judges.

Maintaining tradition

Though there is no constitutional requirement fixing the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, it’s been nine for more than 150 years.

Cruz is seeking to add a constitutional amendment that would end the debate called the “keep nine” amendment, a bill that has more than a dozen co-sponsors including Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Mike Lee (R-UT).

Cruz’s second proposal would prevent Democrats from using their narrow Senate majority to pass unilateral legislation adding more justices to the panel — a major possibility as Democrats are already attempting to use backdoor methods to circumvent Senate rules about bipartisan agreement in other areas.

This second bill also has a major set of GOP co-sponsors, including Sens. John Boozman (R-AR), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Barrasso (R-WY), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Rick Scott (R-FL).

Democrats have made it clear in just the first couple of weeks of taking over Washington D.C. that the will of the people and bipartisan agreement are their lowest priority.

Cruz knows that Democrats will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals, and the right-leaning Supreme Court is one of their biggest targets.

The Texas senator explained in a statement:

“For the sake of our liberties and the future of our country, we must preserve the independence of our judiciary. As my Democrat colleagues brazenly discuss expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, this legislation and constitutional amendment ensures we prevent either party from wielding the Supreme Court as a political tool for their own advantage. I urge my colleagues to defend the fundamental liberties of their constituents—their religious liberty, freedom of speech, and Second Amendment rights—and swiftly take up and pass these proposals to prevent Court packing.

Court in danger

Cruz’s fears are shared by many American voters as President Joe Biden has made it clear that packing the Supreme Court with liberal judges is not entirely off the table.

Though Biden refused to ever come out in clear support of the idea, he also refused to rule it out. After his inauguration, Biden also moved to establish a commission to study potential reforms to a judicial system that is “out of whack,” once again sparking rumors that the Supreme Court is in his sites.

Other Democrat leaders have been more transparent about their intentions, with Vice President Kamala Harris admitting that “everything is on the table” in regard to reforming the courts.

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  1. Who knows? Perhaps if this legislation becomes law, Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch might not be the only ones on the court with a spine. The other supposedly conservative weasels might actually grow one too, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Kavenaugh and Barret have shown their true colors, and it’s a white flag of surrender to Progressive intimidation. They will try and appease the left in the hope of getting scraps from the table. What a bunch of despicable cowards.

    1. AMEN PREACHING TO THE CHIOR TO BAD THE LEFT IS HELL BENT ON DESTROYING OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR FREEDOMS AND TAKING TOTAL CONTROL AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE ABD PLACING IN THE HANDS OF PWOPLE LIKE PELOSI, SCHITT, SCHMER AND NADLER… DAMN SCARRY.

    2. I still maintain that although Barrett and Kavanaugh are basically honourable, the problem is that they have young families. I believe their children have been threatened by Deep State operatives, and have been terrified into voting contrary to their own belief systems.

    3. BIDEN IS NOT IN CONTROL. DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE HE IS MOST OF THE TIME. IT IS OBAMA AND HIS 3RD TERM YOU HAVE TO BUCK. HARRIS IS NEXT IN LINE BUT PELOSI WILL DO ALL SHE CAN TO GET RID OF HER SO PELOSI CAN HAVE HER WAY ABOUT EVERYTHING SHE EVER DREAMED OF. WE ARE IN HXXX OF A MESS I THINK.

    1. The Left is doing way more harm than good for the American People…. And if somethings are not done we the AMERICANS are clearly screwed, Men, Women, and children are losing everything they worked their whole lives for and ending up homeless we already have a high amount of homeless people.. but with everything going on and thousands out of work means a lot more homelessness and More Crime acrose our country this is sad AMERICA, we DON’T NEED more people coming across our borders that’s going to add to the Homeless population….

    2. Cruz is an outstanding senator! He’d make a fantastic president and that is EXACTLY why the left is trying to srir up any LITTLE distraction they can to make him look bad. Surprise!!! They are doing just the opposite! We love him even more because they are threatened by him, as well they should be!

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  3. We can only do so much we put you people in to stop this type of legislation.so get a backbone and fight for the American people or we will put in people who will.so get it done Now.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    1. I remember the great amount of time that President Trump spent trying to get Kavenaugh on the Supreme Court! And now look at him!

  4. Ted Cruz, best law student Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School says he’s ever had. Ted doesn’t have the charisma needed for winning the Presidency, but he should be the next appointed SCOTUS Justice.

  5. Did you hear JOE FRAUDEN ILLEGALMET PRESIDENT down in Texas this Guy has no business trying to run this country,no business!!
    WE NEED THE LIGITIMATE PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP who actually won 2020 ELECTION BIGLY.
    This is where the SCOTUS would have mattered they are coward’s especially roberts,Amy c barret, cavnaw. At least we have Thomas,
    They all must want communist DICTATORSHIPS to take over which seems to be happening. We will not comply never!!!!!

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