Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) demanded Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer retire “sooner rather than later” during an interview on Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Anchor Dana Bash asked Senator Klobuchar, “I know you [and] fellow Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal says he is very concerned about the liberal wing of the court being sustainable. So is Justice Breyer making a mistake by not retiring?”
Klobuchar responded, saying, “I’m not going to speculate on his retirement. In your exclusive interview from CNN, it was very clear that he said two reasons. One is health that he would look at and, two, the court. When you look at the court, he has to be concerned about the makeup. And you have to be concerned about how you get a justice on the court with all of the manipulation that Mitch McConnell has engaged in.”
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has done a masterful job of holding Democrats at bay in the Senate despite their majority. Should Democrats lose that majority in 2022, it would be a total disaster.
Klobuchar continued saying, “So, that would lead me to say sooner rather than later. He makes his own decision about if he’s going to retire. But if he’s going to retire, it should be sooner rather than later if you are concerned about the court. What happens in the U.S. Senate matters.”
Should Democrats lose the Senate, Republicans would have the option to completely stonewall any of Biden’s nominees to replace Justice Breyer. Democrats understand this, and it is creating a panic among the left.
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