The fact that Justice Breyer is not ready to retire is really starting to eat at liberal pundits.
They are all terrified that if Breyer does not retire far enough before the 2022 election, Republicans could take back the Senate and delay any Court appointments until after the 2024 election.
While the concern is understandable, the attacks against Breyer are not, with the most recent coming from Fox News’ Juan Williams, who penned an op-ed for The Hill that was utterly disgusting.
Williams Goes Radical
Prior to Trump taking office, Williams was a bit more level-headed, but that has all changed.
Honestly, were he not a minority himself, some of the articles he was penned lately would be slapped with a racist tag, most notably an op-ed he did about Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.).
The article about Breyer was just as bad, demanding Breyer step down because of the court’s current makeup.
There is obviously always an ideology edge on the Court, but the fact that conservatives now have a 6-3 edge is driving people like Williams mad.
Democrats and pundits like Williams have now started pushing the talking point that the Court is “out of whack,” yet we have yet to see a decision handed down to prove that true.
In fact, conservatives have been more upset about decisions with Trump’s appointments than liberals!
The real problem with the Williams article, however, is that the only case he makes is political, not whether Breyer can still do the job or if he is ready to step down.
Williams wrote, “Breyer is 82 years old. If he leaves the court now, he will be replaced by a Biden nominee who would likely be confirmed with the votes of 50 Democrats in the Senate aided by the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Harris.”
Ironically, Williams’ main point for replacing Breyer is political, the very thing he slams the Supreme Court for having become over the last decade.
By recent decisions, regardless of the current ideological slant toward conservatives, this court has proven to be about as balanced as we have seen in decades.
All three Trump appointees have crossed the aisle and Chief Justice Roberts is a wild card in every case.
As long as Breyer is healthy and capable of doing the job, there is simply no reason for him to step down other than pacifying the left.
His situation cannot be compared to RBG because she had significant health problems over the decade of her career, problems that became more pronounced during her last few years on the bench.
We would love to hear your opinion on this matter, so let us know… do you think Breyer should step down so Biden can nominate his replacement or allow him to continue until Breyer decides the time has come to retire?
Source: The Hill