Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement on Monday, June 26.
That’s the scuttlebutt among both liberal and conservative circles that has been escalating since last month.
In May, author/political consultant Roger Stone predicted Justice Kennedy will retire soon (see video), paving the way for President Trump to appoint his second SCOTUS judge after Neil Gorsuch, who took the bench in April.
Rumors have been swirling for months that both Justice Kennedy, 80, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, will retire soon given their advanced age and long tenures on the Supreme Court.
Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1987, while Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993.
On June 20, conservative authors Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec tweeted: “Rumor: Justice Kennedy retiring next week” and “Kennedy has been discussing retiring with closest advisors for weeks.”
Two days later, MSNBC pundit Chris Hayes also told his Twitter followers that Justice Kennedy could announce his retirement on June 26.
Hayes tried to foment panic among moonbat conspiracy theorists that Roe v. Wade could be overturned if Trump appoints another conservative justice (which is ridiculous, because legal experts say abortion will never be outlawed again in the United States).
Just a reminder: there's a chance Kennedy announces his retirement on Monday, paving the way for the end of Roe.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 22, 2017
At this point, all this remains conjecture and rumor, since the only person who knows for sure is Justice Kennedy himself. That said, it’s only a matter of before he and Ginburg step down. Not only are they in their 80s, but both have struggled with health issues for years.
Despite the setbacks he has encountered from obstructionist Democrats and the violent, radical “Resist Trump” movement, the president will have a longstanding impact on the lives of all Americans for decades to come with his reshaping of the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s only a matter of time.
So liberals can rejoice over temporary victories like the activist 9th Circuit blocking Trump’s travel ban, but he’s playing the long game. As usual, liberals miss the forest for the trees.
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