WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined her Republican colleagues today to discuss Democrats’ threats to pack the Supreme Court. In her remarks, Ernst noted that the late Justice Ginsburg opposed the idea of adding justices to the Supreme Court—which has stood with nine justices for the last 150 years—and called for passage of a constitutional amendment to stop this radical plan.

 

Click here or on the image above to watch Senator Ernst’s remarks.

 

Background:

Senator Ernst has joined three separate efforts to prevent Democrats from packing the Supreme Court, including:

  • Senator Rubio’s amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices.
  • Senator Cruz’s resolution that would bar any proposals to change the size of the Supreme Court from even being considered in the Senate unless two-thirds of its members agree.
  • Senator Cruz’s amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices.

 

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