Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) called on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire during a Friday interview on Cheddar TV with J.D. Durkin, according to Breitbart News.
According to Jones, the Supreme Court should have learned their lesson from the late Justice Ruth Badder Ginsburg who died during the Trump administration:
“Many Democrats say perhaps Justice Ginsburg should have considered retiring while President Obama was still in [power],” Durkin said. “Should Justice Breyer retire while Joe Biden is commander-in-chief?”
“There’s no question that Justice Breyer, for whom I have great respect, should retire at the end of this term,” Jones replied.
“My goodness, have we not learned our lesson? I’m really excited about the opportunity for President Biden to appoint and then for the Senate to confirm jurists on the Supreme Court who are not hostile to our democracy, adjudicate cases that will protect preserve voting rights, and respect the will of Congress.”
Breyer was nominated by former President Bill Clinton in May of 1994 and has served on the nation’s high court for over a quarter of a century.
The Supreme Court saw three new justices nominated by former President Donald Trump, with one seat now housing a justice with a massive ideological change from its former occupant.
Those changes moved the majority firmly toward the right, something that isn’t sitting well with Democrats, especially considering their tenuous grip on power in the two houses of congress.
The current concern with the Supreme Court is that if President Joe Biden doesn’t win a second term, which some consider unlikely, that provides even more of a window for a conservative to put in right-leaning jurists.