I’m sure Joe Biden is clapping his hands with glee at the thought that he can appoint an extreme left-wing justice to the Supreme Court (and joined by all the rest of the Dems, who have been pushing Breyer to retire.)
Stephen Breyer is the oldest Justice at 83 years old and, I’m sure, quite eager to leave. His chance is now, while a Democrat holds the presidency, and he will be stepping down at the end of the current term.
Who will Biden appoint to replace him? Joe Biden has pledged to fill the spot by naming the first Black woman to the high court.
Among the potential nominees being floated are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, prominent civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill and U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs.
Jen Psaki said on Twitter: “It has always been the decision of any Supreme Court Justice if and when they decide to retire, and how they want to announce it, and that remains the case today. We have no additional details or information to share from @WhiteHouse.”