Justice Stephen Breyer’s position in the Supreme Court “should absolutely” be considered says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in order to “protect our Supreme Court” based on Democratic effort.
New York Representative, AOC, has said that she is inclined to agree with those who call on liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to step down from his position in the near future so that President Joe Biden can choose a replacement.
When asked about the replacement, AOC’s response is, “you know, it’s something I think about, but I would probably lean towards yes,” when mentioning Breyer’s term coming to an end. She says that she is inclined to say yes.
She is not the only official on boat for this solution, there has been at least another Democratic House member that has asked for Justice Breyer to pay their time and retire.
Fellow New York Representative, Mondaire Jones, tells sources that “There’s no question that Justice Breyer, for whom I have great respect, should retire at the end of this term.”
Justice Breyer has declined to speak upon the speculation of his possible retirement, but earlier this year, he has argued against expanding the Supreme Court past its nine members that it holds currently.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez tells CNN that she believes that Democrats should “protect our Supreme Court” if the Senate is unable to pass government, ethics, and legislation that have been previously passed by the House.
Some Democrats such as AOC are worried that President Joe Biden would lose his chance at replacing him with a younger justice, and then the opportunity would fall into a future Republican president.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last September 2020 and has created a huge impact for the law and its legislation during the times that she has been in power.
Democrats took a huge blow after her death since former president Donald Trump had appointed a younger conservative, Amy Coney Barrett, to replace her during his era of presidency.
He has also appointed individuals such as Neil Forsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, occupying a six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court.