The Western Journal reports, Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, and many other GOP senators are introducing a constitutional amendment that would prevent court-packing on the Supreme Court.
Cruz is also fighting for a separate proposal that is supposed to block Democrats from passing any legislation to add additional justices to the high court.
Asked if voters deserve to know if he would pack the Supreme Court, Biden says “No, they don’t deserve” to. pic.twitter.com/uig5d14tsH
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 10, 2020
Known as the, “keep Nine” amendment, the proposal states, “the Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.”
Ted Cruz’s legislative proposals are being supported by GOP Sens. Thom Tillis, Kelly Loeffler, Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Martha McSally.
“Make no mistake, if Democrats win the election, they will end the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court, expanding the number of justices to advance their radical political agenda, entrenching their power for generations, and destroying the foundations of our democratic system,” Cruz stated on his website.
“We must take action before Election Day to safeguard the Supreme Court and the constitutional liberties that hang in the balance. That’s why I’m proud to introduce these two commonsense proposals, which will prevent either party from adding or contracting the number of justices on the bench for political advantage.”
VP Pence calls out Kamala Harris on not answering whether Joe Biden would pack the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/WQaKuVPRpI
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 8, 2020
McSally said, “Threats by Democrats to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court and add liberal activist judges is disturbing and dangerous.”
“On top of that, some Democrats reluctance to even answer whether they would pack the Court proves a far more frightening reality.”
The Media briefing said, “Before President Trump had even nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Democrats had already pledged their opposition to her confirmation.”
Harris and Biden both refuse to answer court-packing questions.
Biden stated that voters do not “deserve” to know what Democrats intend to do with the Supreme Court.
Harris refused to answer questions regarding court-packing during the vice presidential debate earlier this month.
A constitutional amendment is required to be passed with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. the amendment wouldn’t then need to be ratified by the legislature in 38 out of the 50 states in order to be ratified within the next seven years.
Commentary and Opinion from The Western Journal:
The media briefing cites statements made by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as well as Democratic Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Kamala Harris of California as evidence Democrats intend to pack the court, should they take power after the November election.
The proposals shared by Cruz and fellow members of the GOP caucus face significant challenges.