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Ted Cruz: It's 'a possibility' to break up the 9th Circuit Court

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on a radio show, and briefly weighed in on the breakup of the 9th Circuit Court, saying that it's fracturing is a possibility. (Getty Images)

Appearing on the “The Jack Riccardi Show" on Thursday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was asked by host Jack Riccardi if breaking up the 9th Circuit Court would be a realistic venture, to which Cruz responded that it was indeed doable.

“I think there's certainly a possibility," Cruz said. “The 9th Circuit is the largest federal court of appeals. I think many of the western states are weighted down by California.”

“California has a ton of very liberal, left-wing judges that they put on the 9th Circuit. I think a lot of the other western states would love to be freed from that corrosive left-wing influence," he continued. "I think that’s a topic I can easily see the [Senate] Judiciary Committee taking up, and we’ll have to see whether we have to votes to do that or not.”

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump also tore into the 9th Circuit Court along the same line as Cruz, saying that "everybody immediately runs to the 9th Circuit" when they want to block an action by Trump because "they know that’s like, semi-automatic.”

Republicans have previously attempted to break up the 9th Circuit Court, including one bill by Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain.

“It represents 20 percent of the population — and 40 percent of the land mass is in that jurisdiction. It’s just too big,” Flake said during an interview about the bill.

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