Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) thinks that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire at the end of this year. During an interview with CNN, when asked if Breyer should retire, Ocasio-Cortez responded: “You know, it’s something I think about, but I would probably lean towards yes.”
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The was raised after Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-New York) called for Breyer to step down.
“There’s no question that Justice Breyer, for whom I have great respect, should retire at the end of this term,” Jones told Cheddar. “My goodness, have we not learned our lesson? I’m really excited about the opportunity for President Biden to appoint and for the Senate to confirm jurists on the Supreme Court who are not hostile to our democracy and will adjudicate cases that will protect and preserve voting rights and will respect the will of Congress, frankly.”
The current Supreme Court has a 6-3 conservative majority, after former President Donald Trump appointed Justice Amy Barrett, following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.