Naturally, the Breyer retirement, or resignation, or whatever it is, leaving a
Supreme Court opening for Biden to potentially fill is still the dominant
topic today. When I left things yesterday it was still an open question; Via
the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.22, Don Surber asks Is Breyer retiring?. Well, the timing suggests he might have been pushed, but he eventually came
to the White House to give a public statement. Herr Professor Jacobsen at
LI, Breyer: I’m Retiring, But Only When My Successor Is Confirmed, which is interesting. So, if the Senate were to suddenly change hands, with
the death or other loss, he could back out. Now deny to me that this is not a
political move. At Da Wire, President Biden Hands Face Mask To Justice Breyer, Internet Freaks Out. Well, the internet is mostly one giant freak out. Also, ‘I’m An Optimist’: Justice Breyer Pulls Out Pocket Constitution, Says He
Believes American ‘Experiment’ Will Prevail. Rick Moran at PJ Media, Biden and the Left Looking for a 'Reset' With SCOTUS Pick. Of course they are; don't let them off the hook for the damage they've done
So what are his prospects of getting his first pick? Pretty good, I think, but
Insty (at NYPo) says Hang on to your hats: Breyer’s retirement sets up a bumpy confirmation
battle. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Manchin: I won't judge Biden SCOTUS nominee on ideology. At Da Wire, Manchin Says He Is Willing To Support A Liberal Justice. Matt Margolis at PJ Media says Don’t Expect Manchin or Sinema to Save Us From Biden’s SCOTUS Pick. Nick Arama at Red State,
McConnell Warns Biden on SCOTUS Pick, as Sinema Indicates She Won't Act as
Rubber Stamp. Emily Brooks at WaEx,
McConnell warns Biden not to ‘outsource’ Breyer replacement to ‘radical
In an interesting twist, from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.22, Herr Professor at LI
Remembers When Liberal Law Profs Said VP Can’t Cast Tiebreaker On Supreme
Court Nominations? I Bet Mitch Does, "Lawrence Tribe 2020 on Barrett nomination: “While the vice president has
the power to cast a tiebreaking vote to pass a bill, the Constitution does not
give him the power to break ties when it comes to the Senate’s “Advice and
Consent” role in approving presidential appointments to the Supreme Court.”"
AllahPundit at Haut Hair whines Laurence Tribe: I think I stand by my view that the VP can't break a Senate
tie on confirming a judicial nominee. I don't think we have to worry about it; between Mitch Romney, Susan
Collins and Lisa Murkowski I think there will be enough Republican defectors
to put her over the top. Also, Crazy
Mazie Hirono: I want a justice who won't base her decisions solely on
law, and she will likely get her wish.
There are, I think, principled objections to Biden restricting the pool to
only black women, but lets face it, that canoe paddled away a lot time ago.
The Gipper Model? Biden’s Pledge to Appoint a Black Female Justice Has
Liberals Citing Reagan. A YouGov Poll: Dems say it's important for black woman to replace Breyer on Court. Candace Owens@RealCandaceO
It would be my absolute honor to accept this nomination on behalf of the
American people. I assure you I meet all the necessary qualifications as I am
both black and female. I look forward to establishing further communication
with the Biden administration.
At Am Spec, Jeffrey Lord
The Big Lie of Biden’s ‘Black Woman’ Court Promise, "Remembering what was done to Clarence Thomas." I remember, but many voters
are too young. At Breitbart, Ingraham remembers
Biden Opposed and Filibustered Janice Rogers Brown’s Nomination, Race and
Gender ‘Only Count’ if You Have Left-Wing Beliefs. And Rick Moran, In 2003, Joe Biden Filibustered and Voted Against Nomination of a Black
Woman to the Federal Bench. According to Breitbart, Clyburn Confirms His Endorsement of Joe Biden Hinged on SCOTUS Pick. Across da Pond at Da Mail they've already started to vet the likely
choices, Joe’s leading SCOTUS choices: Black judge who said her skin color made her
more 'valuable,' one who struck down a 2020 election security measure,
another whose husband donated $1,000 to Biden, and woke ex-NAACP official
Sherrilyn Ifill. At PJ Media, Stephen Kruiser worries
Biden's SCOTUS Pick Will Undoubtedly Be Tragic, "Biden will saddle us with a Supreme Court pick who makes Stephen Breyer
look like William Rehnquist. It won’t tip the balance of the court just yet,
but it will be another brick in the communist wall that the Democrats are
At Haut Hair, Jazz Shaw explains why he thinks Why the GOP should sit out the SCOTUS confirmation fight, but Dan Flynn at Am Spec want pay back and says Biden’s Judiciary Committee Career Shows GOP Obstructionism Pays, "The bills for Democrats’ Borkings have been accruing interest for
decades." I would say vet hard, vet fair, and don't riot.
Some miscellaneous things that have arisen in the context of Breyer
resignation. Dan McLaughlin at NR reports on
The Dishonest Cancellation Campaign against Ilya Shapiro. Most cancellation campaigns are dishonest. Get your tinfoil hats ready;
AllahPundit finds a
Newsmax host worrying that Breyer's retirement the way Hillary ends up as
president? "In fairness to Grant Stinchfield, this is only the second-craziest
succession scheme I’ve seen in the past 24 hours." Almost as weird, at WaEx,
Tina Lowe blames Trump, Thank Trump's 'Stop the Steal' lies for letting Democrats replace Justice
On J6 matters, Tristan Justice at Da Fed reports Exclusive: House Democrats Won’t Release Required Staff Reports In J6
Probe. The whole affair is illicit. Also, J6 Staffer Drops Out Of Liz Cheney Fundraiser Following Conflict Of
Interest Allegations. Hmmm. At NYPo, Alex Jones pleaded the Fifth ‘almost 100 times’ when questioned by Jan. 6
panel, As well he should,following the Lois Lerner model he should say, "I didn't
do nuffin'" and then refuse to answer any more questions. Also at NYPo,
Cheney slams Gingrich for saying Jan. 6 panel members could be jailed. But she would look so good in orange! Paul Bedard at WaEx is keeping score
as GOP who's who rallies for Liz Cheney, Romney leads. Jeff Reynolds at LI notes how Newly Elected Virginia AG Continues Cleaning House, Fires University Lawyer
Serving As Lead J6 Investigator. It's a small thing, but it's a thing.
At Frontpage, a
Video: Documented Proof Trump Ordered 10,000 National Guardsmen Ahead of
Jan. 6, "Kash Patel explains how things REALLY went down." Stephen Kruiser says
Nick Searcy Is on a Mission to Destroy Dems' Jan. 6 Lies, with his movie
Capitol Punishment. NYT,
cited at Haut Hair thinks
Cawthorn challenge raises question: Who is an "insurrectionist"? A stupid question, because there was no insurrection.
The redoubtable Julie Kelly wants us to Meet the Capitol Police’s New Spy Chief
. At WFAA, Stuey Rhodes ex-wife
shares fears as estranged husband, Oath Keeper founder awaits judge's
decision on his release
. Because ex-wives are such excellent judges of character. Vicky Taft at PJ
Media is happy that 'Walk Away' Activist Brandon Straka Can Finally Speak About Being Under the
FBI's Thumb After Jan 6
Straka says that although he has regrets from January 6, he had no idea there
was a riot and violence on the west side of the Capitol Building. He says he
was on the east side, the peaceful side, but nevertheless they threw the book
Federal attorneys say Straka took video that shows he
encouraged law-breaking that day. He wasn’t charged with that. But, like most
if not all other Capitol targets, Straka says he was ordered to keep quiet or
face being charged with more crimes.
The Department of Justice
lawyers leaked word that Straka had provided information to them, which was
turned into salacious “news” stories that he’d become an informant of some
kind. Straka says that’s nonsense. He said in the three-and-a-half years he’s
been involved in politics he’s never heard anything about “ANY INFORMATION of
ANY KIND about any criminal wrongdoing of any person in the MAGA movement.”
Nevertheless, some people have labeled him a snitch of some kind.
D’Souza says Straka showed the feds it wasn’t he who grabbed a shield on the
Capitol Police officer. He pointed out the video proving it wasn’t him. “He
did not sell out the conservative movement,” says D’Souza.
Brandon Straka@BrandonStraka "I have not spoken to my twitter audience in an entire year. Please
read my statement below. . . ." But the DOJ doesn't really mind political violence, if it's on the left
side, Matt Margolis at PJ Media,
Biden's DOJ Thinks BLM Criminals Deserve Lesser Sentences
Earlier this month, a BLM rioter was sentenced to ten years in federal
prison for burning down a Minneapolis pawn shop during the George Floyd
riots in May 2020.
Sentencing guidelines, however,
recommended a sentence of nearly double that. It turns out that Joe Biden’s
Justice Department recommended a lesser sentence because the rioter, Montez
Terriel Lee Jr., of Rochester, New York, committed his crime in the name of
Black Lives Matter.
a memo from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Minnesota, even though Lee “committed a crime that cost a man his life,” his motives
for committing the crime merited a lesser sentence.
motive for setting the fire is a foremost issue. Mr. Lee credibly states
that he was in the streets to protest unlawful police violence against black
men, and there is no basis to disbelieve this statement,” the memo reads.
“Mr. Lee, appropriately, acknowledges that he ‘could have demonstrated in a
different way,’ but that he was ‘caught up in the fury of the mob after
living as a black man watching his peers suffer at the hands of
At the VA Star, Inside Virginia Gov. Youngkin’s Meeting with Democrat Delegate Who Questioned Governor’s Christian Faith and Attorney General Miyares Announces Rule to Cut His Office’s Student Debt Collection Fees to 15 Percent.
At WaEx, Judge rules teenager who committed Loudoun sexual assaults won’t have to register as sex offender and at Da Caller, Loudoun County Rapist Dropped From Sex Offender Registry, Father Of Victim ‘Heartbroken’ I'm generally in favor of leniency to juveniles, but would this have happened if he'd worn a MAGA hat instead of a skirt?
Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.22
, The Political Hat: Modern Education – Secret Indoctrination, BLM Guiding Principles, & Brainwashing In 21 Days
and Da Fed, a Dallas Private School Lies To Parents About Teaching Racism
and Weasel Zippers, This Is A Utah Elementary School Teacher
. At PM, Social justice educator threatens 'legal remedies' after her own father claimed she lied about her background