(PresidentialWire.com)- Chris Wallace is pretty well known at this point for being hostile to former President Donald Trump and his administration, so it’s probably unsurprising to most readers that he used a recent interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to push the false narrative that the former president was wrong to push through the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett before last year’s election.
Breyer is a left-leaning justice who was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1994. He was confirmed 87 to 9 in the Senate. He worked for Senator Ted Kennedy for many years before entering the Supreme Court, and Chris Wallace asked him over the weekend whether he thinks he would get so much support from the Senate today.
He said he knew what he was suggesting, and that the answer is “of course, no.”
And, to be fair, he has a reason to say that. The Senate is more divided than ever. No matter what candidate a Republican president might nominate, there is little chance that person would gain support from the Democrats in the Senate. However, isn’t it true that Republicans would be far more willing to nominate a moderate Democratic nominee, rather than the kind of nominee we’re expected to see if Joe Biden gets a chance to replace Breyer?
Just a thought.
Wallace then asked if Senator Mitch McConnell’s decision to push Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination through during the weeks before the election, despite having refused to give Merrick Garland a hearing 2016, “undercuts the authority” of the Supreme Court.
Breyer was extremely polite about it. More polite than any Democrat would be.
The Supreme Court Justice, who is under intense pressure from far-left Democrats like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to resign, said that he was confirmed and nominated and asking his position on the matter is “like asking for the recipe for chicken a la king from the point of view of the chicken.”
He did say, however, that Barrett was pushed through the Senate because of the political environment.
“Now, you may disapprove of it, I may disapprove of it, and if enough people in the public want it to change, or be modified one way or the other, it will be,” he added.
Sadly, that sounds an awful lot like a Supreme Court Justice hinting that Supreme Court “reform” is on the way…