If I was Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, I’d take this latest announcement as a threat.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that Democrats are ready to swiftly fill any Supreme Court vacancies – “should they arise.” What does Schumer know?
“Thanks to Senate Democrats, President Biden has seen more total circuit and district court nominees confirmed before July 4th of his first year than any other recent president. We will continue this critical work in the months to come. As always, Senate Democrats stand ready to expeditiously fill any potential vacancies on the Supreme Court should they arise,” Schumer wrote.
The Blaze notes:
Born in 1938, the 82-year-old Justice Stephen Breyer is now the oldest member of the court. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton and has served since August 1994.
Breyer is regarded as one of the three left-leaning justices on the bench and some want him to retire so President Biden can choose a nominee to fill the seat.
Earlier this year freshman Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York said that Breyer should retire at the conclusion of the term.
Breyer has been a reliable liberal for decades now, but that means little or nothing to left-wing activists, who fear that Breyer might stay in office too long, and potentially retire at a time when Republicans have more say than they do now.
There is no vacancy at the moment — but progressives have been urging Justice Stephen Breyer to step down so President Biden can pick his replacement. https://t.co/tCMvOUUmod
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