During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer explained why the Supreme Court turned down former President Trump’s 2020 election case.
Anchor Chris Wallace got the conversation started by saying, “One of your arguments against [saying] the court’s political is the fact that it refused to even hear the appeals from the Trump campaign about the 2020 election. Why was that?”
Justice Breyer responded by saying, “Why was it? Because they didn’t bring a case, I guess, that met the normal criteria for being heard. When we decide to take a case, there has to be four votes to take it, so I can’t go beyond that. What we do know is that there were not for votes to take it because it wasn’t taken. There are criteria, and if we don’t take a case, you know, the reason in all likelihood is that the criteria weren’t met.”
Justice Breyer’s non-answer betrays the real answer. The Supreme Court didn’t want to get caught up in another election scandal like the 2000 presidential election.
It is worth wondering if Justice Breyer’s statement is an admission that the Supreme Court failed to do its duty in hearing out the bombshell allegations.
One thing is for sure, Justice Breyer’s statement will make its way to Donald Trump’s ears sooner or later. Undoubtedly, Trump will be furious to hear that the Supreme Court was too cowardly to hear his case.
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