Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the new Supreme Court vacancy resulting from Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement:

Justice Breyer’s surprise retirement seems to have been the result of an unprecedented leftist pressure campaign to force him from the Supreme Court before this year’s election. You can be sure these same radical leftists, who also want to pack the Supreme Court, will require Biden to pick a judicial extremist to replace Justice Breyer. Let me be clear: the Left will use this opportunity to further undermine the integrity of the Supreme Court and the rule of law.

Disturbingly, President Biden seems to have confirmed that he will refuse to consider potential nominees simply because of their race and sex. The Senate must not only reject Biden’s invidious discrimination but must also ensure no nominee moves forward who wants to further politicize the Supreme Court by legislating from the bench.

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