Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Retirement Of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

January 27, 2022

New York, N.Y.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court:

“Whether it was in an Army uniform or in a robe as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer’s impressive career has shaped our country for generations to come. Justice Breyer’s steady presence and his powerful intellect are what define a model jurist. America will always be grateful for Justice Breyer’s lifetime of public service.

“His work and opinions on the most important issues of our time—including voting rights, environmental protections, women’s reproductive freedom, the Affordable Care Act—were hugely consequential. America is a more perfect union today because of Justice Breyer.

“The Senate will have a fair process that moves quickly so we can confirm President Biden’s nominee to fill Justice Breyer’s seat as soon as possible.”