Ted Cruz Supports Constitutional Amendment to Solidify Number of SCOTUS Justices at Nine
On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that he thinks a constitutional amendment to secure nine justices on the Supreme Court is a good idea.
This would obviously make any Democrat threat of packing the court moot.
Cruz told the Washington Examiner that, “I think that’s a good idea. The number of justices is not set in the Constitution. It’s set by Congress. We’ve had the number nine for 150 years. It is a number that works well, that provides stability and helps insulate the court from being overly politicized.”
Concerning the idea of court packing, Cruz said that the threats from Democrats were “deadly serious,” stating that:
“If the Democrats prevail on Election Day, and if we wake up in January with Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi controlling the federal government, I think the odds that Democrats end the filibuster are 100%. I think every Democrat will vote to end the filibuster. I think the odds are very high that one of the first acts of a Democratic majority would be to add two new states to the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Their reason for that is crassly political, that, in their judgment, those two would elect four Democratic senators. And so, if we start January with 50 Democratic senators, their objective would be to end the year with 54 Democratic senators and further cement their hold on power.”
It should also be noted that Joe Biden will not rule out support for court-packing either.
The Left is serious. We must be as well, and prevent them from ever being able to talk about court-packing again. This amendment would be a good place to start.