Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Sen. Klobuchar Says Breyer’s Retirement Should Come ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire “sooner rather than later,” a top Democrat senator said in a new interview. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said she would not speculate on the retirement of Breyer, the oldest justice on the nation’s top court at age 82. But she noted that Breyer, in rare public comments, named health and the court’s positioning as the two main factors in his decision, which he has not made yet. “When you look at the court, he has to be concerned about the makeup. And you have to be concerned about how you get a justice on the court with all of the manipulation that Mitch McConnell has engaged in. So that would lead me to say, sooner, rather than later,” Klobuchar said. “He makes his own decision about if he’s going to retire, but he’s going—if he’s going to retire, it should be sooner, rather …

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