Reprinted with permission from Alternet
Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to block any Supreme Court nominee President Joe Biden should put forth if the GOP retakes the Senate next year, and now liberals are urging Justice Stephen Breyer to consider stepping down so Democrats can replace him instead of allowing Republican to create a 7-2 majority.
President Donald Trump, thanks to McConnell, was able to put three justices on the nation's highest court, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority.
Justice Breyer, who is 82, was put on the court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1994. He was confirmed 87-9.
Here's what some are saying:
Can someone send this to USA Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Thanks! https://t.co/7Ba1Laq499— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer) 1623684054.0
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF STEPHEN BREYER IS ON TWITTER? https://t.co/W0V479XQjr— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1623683698.0
Someone please print this out and deliver it to Justice Breyer https://t.co/wLlrsPrg9d— Jordan Weissmann 🗽 (@Jordan Weissmann 🗽) 1623687500.0
Dear Justice Stephen Breyer... Mitch McConnell hopes you stay in Fantasyland. But HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS can't risk… https://t.co/FcLlcphU5k— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1623690731.0
Breyer needs to retire. Greatness in public service has to also mean knowing when it’s time to pass the baton, and it’s time.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1623685011.0
Attention Justice Breyer...ATTENTION JUSTICE BREYER... https://t.co/zYNCgwAbcM— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1623688287.0
Can someone show this to Stephen Breyer where he lives in outer space https://t.co/Ald0sfx9TG— Jon Lovett (@Jon Lovett) 1623684769.0
CC: Justice Breyer https://t.co/KudcnBLn4s— Demand Justice #ExpandTheCourt (@Demand Justice #ExpandTheCourt) 1623682422.0