U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement on reports of Supreme Court Justice Breyer’s plans to retire.
“When Justice Breyer was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1994, President Clinton said that he would bring to the bench ‘an abiding sense of decency and an unswerving dedication to ensuring liberty and justice for all’ – for the past 28 years, he has done just that. I am deeply grateful for Justice Breyer’s service to our country, his brilliant legal mind, and his legacy of upholding justice and fairness,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “As we consider who should take his place on the nation’s highest court, we must confirm a justice who respects the role that the Supreme Court has to play in our democracy, who ensures that the court reflects the people and the values of our country, and who will defend our reproductive rights, voting rights, and civil rights.”