Ted Cruz accuses Senate of stacking courts to protect Obamacare


Sen. Ted Cruz cut to the chase and gave his view of the real reason fellow Democrats wanted to ban filibusters against certain court nominees: It’s all aimed at protecting the long-term fate of Obamacare, he said.

“The heart of this action is directed at packing the D.C. Circuit because that is the court that will review the lawless behavior of the Obama administration implementing Obamacare,” he said, in The Hill. “President Obama and the administration refuse to follow the plain text of the law, and the D.C Circuit is the court of appeals that has been holding the administration accountable.”

The whole scheme — the passage of the rule change — was “designed to pack that court with judges that they believe will be a rubber stamp,” Mr. Cruz said, The Hill reported.

The rule change opens the door for three new Democratic-backed judges on the 11-justice court, which would shift the balance away from a more conservative ideology, The Hill reported.

Mr. Cruz wasn’t alone in his belief. Sen. John Barrasso, who chairs the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said “lawsuits affecting the health care law will go through this court, and if the president is able to pack this court, it’s his effort to try to defend a law the American people don’t like and believe they can’t afford,” The Hill said.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Hank says:

    The Same tactic as FDR,all the communists can only operate by cooking books ,voting the dead, and stacking the deck.

  • awegweiser says:

    And the Supreme Court isn’t “packed”? How else did we get “Citizens United” and gutting of Voting Rights?

  • nanack2 says:

    The Republican congress people we now have in office are awful !!!! NO ONE HAS GUTS TO STAND UP TO REIS, POLISC, OR OBAMA. GET RIDE OF EVERYONE OF THEM START WITH McConnell, McCain & GRAHAM THE THREE BIG MOUTH DO NOTHING BULL CRAPPERS TOTAL BILL CHICKENS NO BRAINS NO GUTS JUST AWFUL HUMAN BEINGS.

  • mudguy1 says:

    Hope the Republicans don’t vote for any of Obama’s appointees.

    1. cal3301 says:

      iT’S TOO LATE FOR THAT. THEY DON’T NEED THE REPUBLICANS RIGHT NOW.

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