Ted Cruz Warns Against Democrats' Attempt to 'Rig the Game' with Court Packing

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Posted: Apr 22, 2021 11:20 AM
Ted Cruz Warns Against Democrats' Attempt to 'Rig the Game' with Court Packing

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Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn (TN), Ted Cruz (TX), and Lindsey Graham (SC) took to the steps of the Supreme Court to warn against Democrats’ legislative agenda, including court packing. 

The lawmakers argued against Democrats’ “power grab” in expanding the size of the Supreme Court in order for the Biden administration's agenda to be advanced by seating left-wing activists on the high court. 

Republicans held the majority in the Senate in the final years of the Obama administration, as well as for the entirety of former President Donald Trump’s tenure. Still, GOP lawmakers never proposed adding justices to the Supreme Court or abolishing the Senate legislative filibuster to fast track their preferred agenda, as Cruz pointed out. 

Democrats are seeking to abolish the filibuster in order to pass legislation without Republican approval, and now call the procedural measure “racist.” The caucus used the so-called “tool of racism” numerous times throughout the Trump administration, though, including to torpedo bipartisan police reform. 

While Democratic lawmakers hope to eliminate the filibuster and expand the high court, President Joe Biden has still not given a firm stance on either line item.