In a preemptive strike against court packing, Senate Republicans are proposing a Constitutional amendment to set the maximum number of Supreme Court justices to nine members.

And, a secondary move, is proposed by Republicans to require a supermajority vote in the Senate before the size of the Supreme Court can be enacted.

“For the sake of our liberties and the future of our country, we must preserve our independent judiciary,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told The Washington Times. “These proposals would do just that.”

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