Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Stop Joe Biden and Democrats From Packing Supreme Court

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 26, 2021   |   11:09AM   |   Washington, DC

Senator Ted Cruz has introduce a bill to stop Joe Biden and Democrats from packing the Supreme Court with more liberal activist judges. Although the legislation has no realistic chance of getting signed into law, the measure is a shot across the bows — a warning of sorts to Biden and his liberal allies on Capitol Hill to not try to pack the Supreme Court.

Cruz reintroduced legislation designed to preserve the independence of the Supreme Court, including a constitutional amendment that would require the Court be comprised of nine justices.

Fox News has more on the bill:

The constitutional amendment has drawn support from a range of Republican cosponsors including Republican Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio of Florida, Todd Young of Indiana and Rick Scott of Florida.

The second proposal would prevent the congressional passage of legislation to add more justices to the high court.

“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,” Cruz said in a statement. “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.”

Joe Biden repeatedly said during the presidential campaign that American voters don’t deserve to know if he plans to pack the Supreme Court with radical leftists who will keep abortion on demand in place for decades to comes.

“Well sir, don’t the voters deserve to know,” a reported started to ask in October.

“No, they don’t deserve” to know, Biden retorted.

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During the presidential debate, Biden refused to say whether or not he would pack the Supreme Court.

“Whatever the position I take, that will be the issue,” Biden said when asked if he will pack the court. “The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You are voting now. Vote and let your senators know how strongly you feel. Vote now. Make sure you in fact let people know.”

“He’s not answering the question,” President Donald Trump responded. 

“I’m not going to answer that question because,” Biden said before Trump interjected, “Why wouldn’t you answer that question?”

“Would you shut up, man?” Biden responded before debate moderator Chris Wallace told the candidates that they were moving on to the next segment.