“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 said in a statement.
“We must take action before election day to safeguard the Supreme Court and the constitutional liberties that hang in the balance,” he added.-Ted’ The Punchable Face’ Cruz
Sens. Thom Tillis (N.C.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Kelly Loeffler (Ga.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.). Tillis, McSally joined Senator Cruz and crafted a very sternly worded amendment: “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.”
If ever voted on, the bill would need to “receive a two-thirds supermajority in both the Senate and the House and ratified by three-fourths of the states, or 38 of the 50 states, within seven years after its submission for ratification.”
This is the same Ted Cruz who stated back in 2016 that he was open to leaving Justice Scalia’s seat vacant if Hillary Clinton won the election.
“You know, I think there will be plenty of time for debate on that issue,” said Cruz, when he was asked whether a Republican-controlled Senate should hold votes on a President Hillary Clinton’s nominees. “There is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices. I would note, just recently, that Justice Breyer observed that the vacancy is not impacting the ability of the court to do its job. That’s a debate that we are going to have.”-Ted ‘The Punchable Face’ Cruz