With the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer coming at the end of the current Supreme Court term starts the guessing of who Biden will choose as his nominee to take the place of Breyer and a lot of pearl-clutching coming from the left about what will happen with this process in the 50/50 divided Senate.
The way the story of Justice Breyer’s retirement happened in the first place is even more interesting than all the guessing floating around about who Biden will choose.
The story looks to have been first reported by NBC News.They said that their sources were “people” who were supposedly “familiar with his thinking.”
“Justice Stephen Breyer will leave the Supreme Court when the current term ends, according to people who are familiar with the way he thinks.” This was the first line in their story.
This small amount of information caused other Supreme Court reporters to start hunting for more information about the retirement. Fox News’ Shannon Bream, tweeted that Breyer was “upset” the information had leaked out before he had planned to make his announcement. She later changed her tweet to say that Breyer was planning to retire at the end of this term but was “surprised” word got out before he could issue a statement himself:
White House reporter Susan Crabtree wrote in a tweet that it is custom for Supreme Court Justices to do their announcements themselves, and “on their own terms”:
It looks like a leftist court snitch, wanting to make sure Biden could choose a nominee before the upcoming midterms – which has been said could be bad for Democrats, leaked the news to the press.
It does not matter what anyone thinks of Breyer’s judicial opinions, he deserved the respect to make his announcement when he was ready to do it. In my opinion, Breyer should say he has no plans to retire which would serve them right, and would worry the fretting leftists a while longer.