Justice Stephen Breyer Debates If He Should Leave Supreme Court

Justice Stephen Breyer Debates If He Should Leave Supreme Court

(AbsoluteNews.com) – Former President Donald appointed three Supreme Court justices while he was in office. The last one was particularly traumatic for the Left as it happened as a result of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. The liberal firebrand died of complications from cancer. Democrats had selfishly hoped that she would live until a member of their party took the White House again.

Now that the Democratic Party has control of the White House and the Senate, they want to put a new justice on the court. In order to do that, they’re reportedly pushing a current Supreme Court justice to retire.

Undecided

Justice Stephen Breyer recently spoke to CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic about his future on the court. Progressive Democrats have recently been pushing for the longtime judge to retire so they can replace him with someone younger while they still have control of the Senate. They’re reportedly worried that they’ll lose their shot of placing someone on the high court if the GOP takes back control of the upper chamber in 2022. His age is also a concern for the Left. At 82, he’s the oldest judge on the SCOTUS.

However, Breyer has not indicated he plans to retire from his position on the court. When Biskupic asked him what he plans to do, the top liberal judge said he’s undecided.

According to the July 15 report, the justice said his seniority in the private discussions between members “has made a difference to me. … It is not a fight. It is not sarcasm. It is deliberation.” When the Supreme Court meets to discuss a case, Breyer is now third in line behind Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, but most importantly, he’s the first liberal to have a chance to speak. His new leadership position is a powerful one because he has the opportunity to change minds. That’s especially important to him since he’s said in the past that he tries to not allow politics to shape his opinions.

The Push

In June, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) said she believes Breyer should resign from his position on the court. The congresswoman pointed to Ginsburg’s death as a reason for him to leave. She’s not alone in her thinking, other progressive activists have made similar comments.

SCOTUS justices are supposed to be above politics. By pushing Breyer to retire, they’re forcing him to make a politically calculated decision and possibly destroy his own legacy. Not only is it wrong for the Left to push that on him, but it also shows just how far they will go to hold on to power.

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