The alleged conservative majority on the Supreme Court really gets to Democrats. So they’ve come up with various talking points against it. First it was evil Mitch McConnell, though only mental deficients and Democrats (sorry, I repeat myself) find him evil and not the most effective conservative leader in America. Then it was that Republicans themselves have actually packed the Court by, well, by adhering to the Constitution and the opportunities it provides to thwart a majority.
Now it’s the supposed politicization of the court. One problem, by trying to oust Justice Stephen Breyer on age issues (didn’t hear that when it came to Ruth Bader Ginsburg), they give lie to their own argument about mixing partisan politics and the high court.
Justice Breyer has made clear in several interviews that he bristles at the notion, and even the perception, that he works for a political party or is responsive to liberals. Public calls for his retirement by elected officials seem to misread the Court and Breyer himself.
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 15, 2021
FNC: “Sen. Amy Klobuchar has urged Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire ‘sooner rather than later’ if he’s considering retirement at all. Democrats have increasingly called for Breyer to step down after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s spot on the bench was filled by a Trump appointee. Some lawmakers on the left have even touted the idea of expanding the number of justices as they fear the Court tilting further to the right.
However, Breyer said last week that he has not decided when to retire, despite the fact he will turn 83 in August. ‘I’m not going to speculate on his retirement,’ Klobuchar, D-MN, told CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ She pointed to a recent CNN interview with Breyer in which he said he would only step down over concerns related to his health or to the court. If Republicans retake control of the Senate in 2022, it puts Breyer’s seat at risk as the Republicans have shown a willingness to roadblock appointments.”
On Sunday Senator Amy Klobuchar had thus to say on the issue. “When you look at the court, he has to be concerned about the makeup and you have be concerned about how you get a justice on the court with all the manipulation that Mitch McConnell has engaged in,” she explained. “So that would lead me to say, sooner rather than later, he makes his decision about if he’s going to retire. But if he’s going to retire, it should be sooner rather than later.” Sorry Amy. It looks like the pressure only made him more determined to stay.