Cruz, GOP Senators proposes constitutional amendment that would block SCOTUS packing

Senator Ted Cruz and 5 other Senate Republicans have introduced a constitutional amendment that simply states “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.”

Cruz tweeted “Democrats’ plan to pack #SCOTUS would advance their radical political agenda, entrench their power for generations, and destroy the foundations of our democratic system.”

“That’s why I introduced two proposals to maintain the number of justices on the bench,” he added.

The other 5 Republican sponsors are Senators Martha McSally (Arizona), Roger Wicker (Mississippi), Kelly Loeffler (Georgia), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi), and Thom Tillis (North Carolina.)

According to the Hill, in order to be ratified. the amendment “would need to pass with a two-thirds super majority in both the Senate and the House and need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states, or 38 of the 50 states, within seven years after its submission for ratification.”