Jan 26 2022

Graham On Justice Breyer Retirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire.

“I appreciate Justice Breyer’s service to our nation.

“He has always been a scholar and a gentleman whose record on the Supreme Court is solidly in the liberal camp. 

“Justice Breyer has always shown great respect for the institution and his colleagues, and I wish him well in the next phase of his life.

“As to his replacement: If all Democrats hang together – which I expect they will – they have the power to replace Justice Breyer in 2022 without one Republican vote in support.

“Elections have consequences, and that is most evident when it comes to fulfilling vacancies on the Supreme Court.”