Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a former Democratic presidential candidate and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees, weighed in on the tenure of Justice Steven Breyer on Sunday, saying that if the associate justice plans to step down from the court for retirement, he should do it sooner rather than later.
During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Klobuchar was asked whether Breyer, who will be 83 next month, should retire while a Democrat is in the oval office, given that the justice says that he hasn’t made a decision on when he does plan to retire.
“Your fellow Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal says he’s very concerned about the liberal wing of the court being sustainable, so is Justice Breyer making a mistake by not retiring,” CNN host Dana Bash asked the Minnesota Democratic senator.
“I’m not going to speculate on his retirement,” Klobuchar responded. “But in your exclusive interview, from CNN, it was