Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the oldest liberal justice, is under increasing pressure from one liberal organization to retire so Democrats can fill a vacant seat with another left-leaning pick while in control of the Senate.
Demand Justice has utilized a variety of promotional tools to create momentum for their campaign targeting Breyer. The Daily Wire reported the organization promoting the effort with a truck-mounted electronic billboard near Capitol Hill.
The organization has also spearheaded a vast social media campaign to strengthen its impact.
Today would be an excellent day for Justice Breyer to announce he plans to retire!
— Demand Justice #ExpandTheCourt (@WeDemandJustice) May 24, 2021
Newsmax reported the group “launched a $2 million campaign in 2020 to engage progressive activists on high-court vacancies. They also ran ads and held organizing events after then-President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including a campaign to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court, which the Biden administration is studying.”
Demand Justice is not alone in its cry to Breyer’s retirement. Journalist Juan Williams published an op-ed on Monday for The Hill arguing it’s time for the 82-year-old liberal justice to go.
“Breyer is 82 years old. If he leaves the court now, he will be replaced by a Biden nominee who would likely be confirmed with the votes of 50 Democrats in the Senate aided by the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Harris,” Williams wrote.
Breyer may retire soon, but he does not seem to be listening to the voices of those calling for his immediate departure. Instead, the justice has remained quiet on the issue, focusing on his latest efforts in the court.