It seems everyone in America, outside of the right, believe the U.S. Supreme Court is as conservative as it has been since the 1950s.
Citing a supposed 6-3 conservative majority on the court, author and a political analyst for Fox News Channel Juan Williams suggested in an op-ed run by The Hill that the “out-of-balance scales of Supreme Court justice can be traced to the heavy hand of Senate Republicans.”
This being a reference to then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., not only denying former President Barack Obama from seating a Supreme Court justice but approving three nominees under former President Donald Trump.
And while Williams seems to have little trust in just how liberal Chief Justice John Roberts can be of late, the comment is his justification for Democrats to do the same thing, now that they have a majority of one on the Senate, courtesy of Vice President Kamala Harris being the tiebreaker.
(Williams still insists that he’s not a partisan hack — this ruse likely being necessary to retain his lucrative Fox News gig.)
Of course, for Democrats to seat a Supreme Court justice, there must be an opening, unless the party can somehow convince U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to get on board with expanding the high court, and there are no signs of that happening anytime soon.
It is here that Williams seems to be applying hard-learned lessons from the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to suggest “nudging” someone on the high court to fall on the sword for the left.
Ginsburg, an icon on the left, died while Trump was in office and was replaced by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is seen as a staunch pro-life Catholic.
Trump’s ultimate legacy will be his impact on the courts, beginning with the Supreme Court, where he sat three justices. Along with Barrett, the former president nominated Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — it remains to be seen how conservative these three are in their decisions.
And while Ginsburg rejected suggestions that she retire while Obama was in office, Williams is calling for “a realistic fight is to keep the current imbalance on the court from getting worse.”
This being a likely tell that he doesn’t have faith that Democrats will hold the White House beyond one term with President Joe Biden, or maintain control of the Senate.
“That begins with nudging Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the three remaining Democratic nominees on the court, to retire now,” Williams wrote.
“Breyer is 82 years old. If he leaves the court now, he will be replaced by a Biden nominee who would likely be confirmed with the votes of 50 Democrats in the Senate aided by the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Harris,” he added.
Unfortunately for Breyer, in today’s woke America, being an old white male makes him all but persona non grata.
Williams went on to criticize Ginsberg and Justice Thurgood Marshall, who were both nominated by Democrats, stressing that they were “replaced by Republican nominees because they chose not to pay attention to the threat of a politicized court.”
“With the very real possibility that he could lose the Democrats’ Senate Majority next year — owing largely to those GOP voter suppression laws made possible by the Court — Biden has a limited opening to wrest back the balance of power on the Courts from the conservatives and give liberals a fighting chance for equal justice in the decades to come,” Williams concluded.
“It is Biden as much as Breyer whom history will judge in this moment of supreme political consequence.”
In effect, expect the radical left to ratchet up the pressure on Breyer in the days ahead to resign and allow Biden, seen by many as their puppet in the White House, to seat a suitable replacement. Maybe even Hillary Clinton.
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