HuffPost Slammed as ‘Far Left Propaganda’ After Falsely Claiming Republicans Tried to Pack the Courts

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Left-wing news website HuffPost quickly scrambled to delete a tweet attempting to falsely claims Republicans tried to pack the Supreme Court when they held a majority in 2017. HuffPost targeted Republican Senator Ted Cruz in its articles filled with “lies” and “propaganda” for accurately saying that Republicans didn’t attempt to “rig the game” when they were in power. HuffPost said in a now-deleted tweet, “Sen. Ted Cruz may have told his biggest lie yet with the claim that Republicans never engaged in court packing when they controlled the White House and Congress.”

It seems that HuffPost forgot the definition of court-packing compared to filling legitimate vacancies on the bench. Everyone knows which the Republican Party did and which is an outright fabrication.

According to Fox News:

Calling him a “master gaslighter,” HuffPost said Cruz told a “whopper of a lie” when he said, correctly, that Republicans did not seek to expand the Supreme Court’s size in 2017 when they were the ones in control of Washington.

“We had a Republican president, a Republican Senate, and a Republican House,” Cruz said. “We didn’t do this. We could have … You didn’t see Republicans when we had control of the Senate try to rig the game. You didn’t see us try to pack the Court.”

The HuffPost’s attempt at a fact-check claimed Republicans “loved ramming judges through the system, including at least 174 district court judges and 54 appeals court judges.” It also noted, correctly, that Republicans confirmed three Supreme Court Justices nominated by President Donald Trump: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

“HuffPost is apparently partaking in the new liberal trend to redefine words – they have erroneously conflated filling judicial vacancies with ‘court packing’ and then based on that conflation, accused Sen. Cruz of gaslighting. It’s patently absurd and if anyone’s guilty of gaslighting, it’s the editors at HuffPost,” a spokesman for Cruz told Fox News.

Rightfully so, critics on Twitter called out HuffPost for its lie.

  1. Exactly!
    gop did not try to pack the court, they did pack the court!

    <spoiler>Think, Merrick Garland and Moscow Mitch</spoiler>


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