On Wednesday, reports noted that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, planned to retire, which immediately led to much speculation about who President Joe Biden would nominate to replace him.
One name, in particular, turned heads: Vice President Kamala Harris.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner floated the notion during the network’s “Outnumbered” program, featuring guest Jonathan Turley, a noted constitutional expert and professor at George Washington University Law School.
“The timing here is rather conspicuous,” Turley said, noting that the far left had begun calling for Breyer’s resignation several months ago, even turning to social media and billboards to drive their point home.
“The liberals want to put a younger person on the court,” Turley explained. “That type of thing isn’t done, it wasn’t necessary but is also incredibly disrespectful so this is not the way that this man should have retired with this sort of mob baying at his heels simply because they want a younger person.”
The Daily Wire added:
Turley went on to note the irony that the Supreme Court had only recently agreed to take up two Affirmative Action cases with regard to race-based college admissions policies — and President Joe Biden promised on the campaign trail that he would only consider a black woman if he had the chance to nominate a new justice.
“So this is obviously going to come up where the president is going to have to decide if he intends to fulfill a pledge that the court would never allow, if he was actually admitting someone who applied to a college,” Turley concluded.
“So this person has to be a woman, she has to be black and she has to be younger. Anyone thinking what I’m thinking? They don’t know what to do with Kamala Harris in the White House right now. I can’t be the only person seeing this,” Faulkner replied.
“And you’ve read, I’m sure that you have, too, Kayleigh, because we chatted about it. We’ve been reading that maybe something like this could happen with the vice president — he runs again, it’s someone else,” she continued.
“Look, I prefer to drink my tea rather than read the tea leaves, but when Jonathan Turley puts out the information of a young, black and female, it’s hard not to see, at least she makes the list?” Faulkner continued.
“I’m glad you said that, Harris, because I was playing in my mind from the moment that we heard about this retirement,” co-host Kayleigh McEnany agreed.
“People are not quite happy with Kamala Harris, both in the West Wing, outside of the West Wing, Democratic operatives. It’s a possibility, and maybe it’s a position she will readily consider or accept given the comments and the challenges of the vice presidency, given the frustration she has incurred, I think it’s a theory that could be credible,” the former Trump White House press secretary added.