As he did with his decision to choose dingbat Senator Kamala Harris as his vice president, Joe Biden has promised that if he’s given the opportunity to appoint a new US Supreme Court Justice, that he will skip over the merits of the most qualified candidates and will instead, choose America’s next justice based on their sex and the amount of pigmentation in their skin.
Perhaps Biden’s ridiculous, woke criteria for the next appointment to the highest court in the nation is why 83-year-old US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is struggling with the decision to retire now or wait until Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, whichever of the two horrible Democrat who will be occupying the White House in 2024, will be out of office.
Breyer disappointed liberals when he recently took a stand against court-packing during a Harvard Law School speech in April.
The 82-year-old Breyer contended that public trust in the court rests in the public’s perception that “the court is guided by legal principle, not politics” and would therefore be eroded if the court’s structure were changed in response to concerns about the influence of politics on the Supreme Court.
The Daily Mail reports – ‘There are many things that go into a retirement decision,’ Breyer, appointed to the high court by President Clinton in 1994, told the New York Times. ‘I don’t think I’m going to stay there till I die — hope not,’ he added.
Breyer admitted that he doesn’t want to retire and have a successor appointed who will undo all of his work. He recalled a conversation he had with late Justice Antonin Scalia.
‘He said, “I don’t want somebody appointed who will just reverse everything I’ve done for the last 25 years,”‘ Breyer said.
‘That will inevitably be in the psychology’ of his decision, he said.
‘There are a lot of blurred things there, and there are many considerations,’ Breyer said of his retirement timing. But, he added: ‘I don’t like making decisions about myself.’
Now down to a 6-3 minority in the Supreme Court, progressive Democrats have pushed the court’s eldest justice to retire while they still have control of the White House and Senate to avoid another showdown like that of Merrick Garland in 2016.
GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell has already indicated he would play hardball again if Biden gets to pick a new justice while Republicans are in power.
This year the liberal group Demand Justice organized a billboard truck to circled the Supreme Court with the sign ‘Breyer, retire.’