The demands by Democrats for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to resign are not very flattering, and perhaps not well received by the respected justice. He’s penned a new book criticizing progressive ideas like packing the court with more justices. The book is titled The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics. In it, Breyer rejects the notion that a judge should follow the agenda of the political party that appointed him. Instead, Breyer urges approaches analogous to what conservative Justice Antonin Scalia supported.
To the dismay of the radical Left, Breyer says in his new book that “I aim to make those whose reflexive instincts may favor significant structural (or similar institutional) changes, such as forms of court-packing, think long and hard before embodying those changes in law.” While progressives want change, Breyer supports tradition.
Adding fuel to the fire, Sen. Mitch McConnell declared that he would block a nominee by Biden in 2024, if he has the votes to do so. It’s no wonder the left wants so desperately for Biden to replace Breyer. The possibility of Trump filling Breyer’s seat, as he filled Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s, is frightening to liberals. McConnell has twice burned Democrats with respect to vacancies on the Supreme Court. He blocked Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland from being confirmed in 2016, and McConnell amazingly pushed through the replacement of Justice Ginsburg by Amy Coney Barrett on the eve of the 2020 election. Liberals do not want to be burned a third time.
A reporter at the Raw Story named Matthew Chapman declared that “Stephen Breyer has a responsibility to step down at the end of this term.” Matthew Yglesias, who co-founded the liberal Vox website, tweeted that “Justice Breyer is playing a reckless and irresponsible gamble with the future of hundreds of millions of people.”
The Left would not gain a vote on the Supreme Court if Breyer resigns and is replaced by a Biden-promised black woman. At the end of the day they are panicking just trying to get out of the corner Trump backed them into. Conservatives be warned: the cornered Democrat is always the most fierce. Just ask Stephen Breyer.