Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Thursday to sound the alarm about something that likely won't happen: increasing the size of the Supreme Court.
After Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat from former President Barack Obama after Antonin Scalia died, Democrats are demanding retribution by adding seats to the court to reestablish a balance in the court. It's something that President Joe Biden said that he would think about, but it isn't likely to happen, because it would require passage from a divided Senate.
Still, Republicans held a press conference sounding the alarm about the proposed bill. The ironic moment came when Cruz proclaimed that when the GOP was in power they didn't pack the courts. It was a claim that drew outright laughter from anyone who experienced the years of court-packing under former President Donald Trump.
As KFile's Andrew Kaczynski fact-checked, the Texas senator said in 2016 that Republicans "wouldn't or might not confirm Clinton nominees for SCOTUS because, 'there is long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices.'"
Cruz did the reverse, said they wouldn’t or might not confirm Clinton nominees for SCOTUS because, “there is long… https://t.co/MrGYtt4Ay1— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski)1619103574.0
It prompted several responses from observers aware of the recent history. See their tweets below:
https://t.co/M1X6hSsXK9 https://t.co/FCXtN2uBsR— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1619103229.0
@tedcruz not everyone in this country is as stupid as you think your followers are. We’ve watched you pack the cour… https://t.co/2aYdZpyKXy— Lora 🇺🇸 (@Lora 🇺🇸)1619103708.0
Ted Cruz looks like a baby that just shit his pants https://t.co/2BbY6z7zy2— Fantomas (@Fantomas)1619103717.0
Ummmm, is this the party you speak of Senator @tedcruz? https://t.co/STJSHQ23VC https://t.co/924H3g9zwC— Douglas Davidson (@Douglas Davidson)1619103658.0
@DeniseShearin @therecount @tedcruz Republicans also ignored quorum rules of the Senate to jam Barrett through duri… https://t.co/mjDoQgZDJx— Michael Rosofsky (@Michael Rosofsky)1619103645.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @tedcruz @MarshaBlackburn Wow! The 3 most corrupt pieces of trash in the Senate all together. How could that happen?— Dog Is My Copilot (@Dog Is My Copilot)1619103640.0
Holy shit, how fucking stupid is @tedcruz That is EXACTLY what your party of seditious losers did. You DID pack… https://t.co/Dwzy5QQRnD— ~Will~ Truth and Justice Will Prevail (@~Will~ Truth and Justice Will Prevail)1619103635.0
“Ted Cruz, go fuck your self.” - John Boehner https://t.co/dJwRDYgMYI— Not the Chris Tucker you know about. (@Not the Chris Tucker you know about.)1619103636.0
Was @tedcruz sleeping on the job? Y'all definitely did that. https://t.co/YZLdFsGWo0— Garfield (@Garfield)1619103626.0
@tedcruz are you this obtuse???????? Merrick Garland's hearing or lack thereof for Scalia's seat? Rushing to place Barrett after Ginsburg?? What goddamned alternate reality do you exist in???
— Glenn Chavez (@zygspytz) April 22, 2021
• Merrick Garland
• Neil Gorsuch
• Brett Kavanaughty
• Amy Coney Island pic.twitter.com/CP7zCcehCj
— Blue Girl (@BlueGirlRules1) April 22, 2021
Let’s ask Justice Merrick Garland what he thinks about that...oh wait Literally fuck off @tedcruz https://t.co/cxrPtrU5gL— Jacob Oliver (@Jacob Oliver)1619104135.0
@atrupar Ted Cruz suffers from selective amnesia apparently. I'll never forget how President Obama was obstructed e… https://t.co/RpE3qTjONx— Josephine Imperato (@Josephine Imperato)1619105185.0
Right, @tedcruz, just like we didn't see you run away to Cancún, support a seditious mob, betray your wife, your fa… https://t.co/xJkVcmqA2L— listener 🌊🌊🌊 (@listener 🌊🌊🌊)1619103612.0
Ted Cruz just said he wants to see the REAL JOE BIDEN he thinks he's tied up somewhere in a basement!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂— Teri926 (@Teri926)1619103611.0
@ComicsJacks @chesire2050 @therecount @tedcruz That’s cute. But do you recall Republicans refusing to even vote on… https://t.co/2uPjFawIVR— Fabrice Joseph (@Fabrice Joseph)1619104430.0
@tedcruz What was that Bull💩 Ya'll did when you would not even give attorney general Merrick Garland's nomination t… https://t.co/hGjM3Go5aZ— 😷 Wear The Mask😷Wash Hands😷 Social Distance😷 (@😷 Wear The Mask😷Wash Hands😷 Social Distance😷)1619104356.0
They shoved ACB down our throats 8 days before a presidential election, while they denied Merrick Garland a single… https://t.co/XeQfP9lPtn— BiCoastal Elitist (@BiCoastal Elitist)1619104506.0