The retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer from the U.S. Supreme Court had been anticipated for several months, but it still managed to take conservatives and right-wingers by surprise and send them into paroxysms of speculation that bizarrely (but perhaps predictably) resulted in them suggesting that the event is a way for Hillary Clinton to be president.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield began his remarks on Breyer’s retirement by saying it’s a big “gift” to President Joe Biden and Democrats:
“Joe Biden will have a chance to appoint a successor and his spokesperson, Jen Psaki, claims Joe will stand by his campaign promise to nominate a Black woman. For Democrats, there could be no better choice than Kamala Harris. Not because she’d make a great justice — she wouldn’t; she would be a left-wing activist — but tapping her would give Democrats a chance to rescue themselves for 2024 following Joe Biden’s epic failure as president here.”
According to Stinchfield, there’s no way Biden can win reelection in 2024, and the same holds true for Harris:
“So with [Harris] out of the way and appointed to the Supreme Court, he can tap a potential contender through the Democrat bench, though that’s a bench that is very weak. What if he picked Hillary Clinton to be his vice president? Then, what if he picks Hillary Clinton and then decides to resign a short time later? Hillary gets the White House, and then ultimately the chance to run as an incumbent.”
Newsmax host speculates that Stephen Breyer's retirement is part of a plot to install Hillary Clinton as president
(Seriously, I'm not making this up. Watch for yourself) pic.twitter.com/s6SzNsmulJ
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) January 27, 2022
Yep, as usual, the biggest right-wing fear remains Hillary Clinton, even though she’s not running and will likely never run again for any political office.
Also, the person who will replace Breyer will likely be Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is currently a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She has impeccable credentials (Harvard Law and Law Review) is only 51 years old, and even received bipartisan support when she was nominated for her current post by Biden.
Nice try, Grant, but your latest iteration of fearmongering about Hillary is so nonsensical that you need to do a thorough self-evaluation and then check yourself in for some professional help.
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