Democrats have increasingly called for Breyer to step down after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s spot on the bench was filled by a Trump appointee. Some lawmakers on the left have even touted the idea of expanding the number of justices as they fear the Court tilting further to the right.
However, Breyer said last week that he has not decided when to retire, despite the fact he will turn 83 in August.
“I’m not going to speculate on his retirement,” Klobuchar, D-MN, told CNN’s “State of the Union.” She pointed to a recent CNN interview with Breyer in which he said he would only step down over concerns related to his health or to the court.
“When you look at the court, he has to be concerned about the makeup and you have be concerned about how you get a justice on the court with all the manipulation that