EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz To Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Lock Supreme Court At Nine Justices

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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will reintroduce a constitutional amendment Wednesday to ensure only nine justices can serve on the U.S. Supreme Court at a time.

The Daily Caller first obtained the resolution which would go to the states for ratification once it is approved by Congress. Cruz originally introduced the amendment in 2021. Senate Democrats have mostly stayed quiet about whether or not they are in favor of packing the court or adding more seats to the Supreme Court, something Senate Republicans say will happen if Democrats take full control.

“The Democrats’ answer to a Supreme Court that is dedicated to upholding the rule of law and the Constitution is to pack it with liberals who will rule the way they want. The Supreme Court should be independent, not inflated by every new administration. That’s why I’ve introduced a constitutional amendment to permanently keep the number of justices at nine,” Cruz said in a statement to the Caller before introducing the resolution. (RELATED: Sen. Chuck Grassley Explains How He Thinks Democrats Will Pack The Courts If Biden Is Elected)

In October 2020, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “everything is on the table” when asked during an MSNBC interview what Democrats could do in regards to the court if they won back the Senate that coming November.


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“For years the left has been desperate to pack the court to promote their radical agenda. We must ensure that we stay true to the court’s founding principles, maintain the precedent of nine justices, and keep the Democrats from their brazen attempts to rig our democracy,” Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said. (RELATED: Senate Democrats Refuse To Say If They Want To Add More Seats To The Supreme Court)

Cruz’s constitutional amendment has picked up the support of Paul Summers, chair of the Keep Nine Coalition; Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government; Bob Carlstrom, president of AMAC Action; Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform; the Eagle Forum and others.

Cruz is planning to reintroduce the resolution later Wednesday afternoon.