Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer warned against Democrats who want to pack the court during an interview with NPR on Friday, saying, “What goes around comes around.”
“What goes around comes around. And if the Democrats can do it, then the Republicans can do it,” Breyer said.
The interview focused on Breyer’s new book “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics.”
According to NPR, “Breyer argues that over time, public acceptance of Supreme Court opinions, even those you may disagree with, has become a habit — a hard-won habit that has fortified the rule of law as an essential part of U.S. democracy.”
The words may come as a surprise to many who expected the liberal justice to support the leftist effort to add more justices to the court in order to add more liberal justices. However, the perspective does not indicate Breyer has changed from his other liberal views.
Breyer also recently spoke out about the new Texas abortion restriction law. He simply called it “very, very wrong.”
The 83-year-old justice has been the focus of much attention in recent months as Democrats has pushed Breyer to retire while Biden is in office and their party holds the majority in Senate.
However, Breyer has announced no plans to leave the court. He clearly has plans to stick around a bit longer, offering a mix of common sense wisdom alongside his liberal views.