Cruz introduces measure aimed at preventing “court packing” of Supreme Court

Thursday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz reintroduced legislation that would preserve the number of seats in the Supreme Court at 8 justices.

Cruz said in a statement “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.”

He added “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.”

Several prominent Democrats called for packing of the Supreme Court last year after Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg.

However, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin has voiced opposition to the idea, presenting a major roadblock.