WATCH: Ted Cruz Defines 'Packing the Court': 'Expanding the Number of Justices to Achieve a Political Outcome'

WATCH: Ted Cruz Defines 'Packing the Court': 'Expanding the Number of Justices to Achieve a Political Outcome'


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took Democrats to task on Wednesday morning for wanting to “pack the Court,” giving a concise definition of what the party aimed to do if it won control of the White House and the Senate in the upcoming 2020 election.

Cruz said that “packing the Court” meant “expanding the number of justices to achieve a political outcome.”

It did not, he added, mean “filling judicial vacancies.”

Cruz made his comments during the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

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Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden has tried to avoid questions about whether he supports packing the Court. So, too, has his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

Other Democrats, however, openly support the idea. They began arguing for packing the court

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