The Women's March, a prominent left-wing organization plagued with ties to anti-Semites, is demanding the resignation of the Supreme Court's highest-ranking Jew.
The group's executive director, Rachel O'Leary Carmona, released a statement Monday urging Justice Stephen Breyer to relinquish his seat on the High Court before the midterm elections in 2022. "The time has come for Justice Breyer to retire and pass on the mantle of protecting women's rights," said O'Leary Carmona. "The stakes are too high to wait a moment more."
A number of controversial liberal activists have coalesced behind a "Retire Breyer" campaign in an effort to end the prominent Jew's career. Among them is Brian Fallon, the executive director of Demand Justice, a dark money group that advocates radical reforms such as court packing. "The longer that goes by without word from Breyer that he intends to step down at the end of this term, the more reckless it is," Fallon told Politico last week.
The involvement of the Women's March adds an extra layer of controversy to the campaign to oust Breyer, whose replacement almost certainly would not be a fellow Jew. The organization, which rose to prominence in 2017 after sponsoring anti-Trump protests across the country, developed a reputation as a hotbed for anti-Semitism.
Co-chair Tamika Mallory, for example, was ousted in 2019 after refusing to distance herself from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a virulent anti-Semite. Farrakhan, for his part, argued "wicked Jews" were to blame for the criticism of "my poor little sister, Tamika." The move came several months after Democratic organizations cut ties with the group on account of its anti-Semitic associations.
Co-chair Linda Sarsour, who also had ties to Farrakhan, was similarly forced out amid allegations of anti-Semitism. Sarsour, who participated in the virtual Democratic National Convention in 2020, was subsequently denounced by President Joe Biden's campaign. A spokesman said that Biden "obviously condemns [Sarsour's] views" because he has been a "strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of anti-Semitism" his entire life.
The campaign to bully the Jewish justice into retirement is motivated, at least in part, by the liberal establishment's failure to force the issue when it came to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka "Notorious RBG." Ginsburg turned 76 the year Barack Obama was inaugurated, yet stubbornly refused to retire during his eight years in office.
RBG reportedly wanted to postpone her retirement until Hillary Clinton was elected the first female president in American history. Most liberals were perfectly content with that scenario because they believed, incorrectly, that Clinton was capable of winning a presidential election. We all know how that turned out.
Liberal activists would like to avoid a similar disaster by giving Biden the opportunity to replace Breyer, who will turn 83 this year, before the midterm election in 2022. There is no guarantee that Democrats will be able to retain their already razor-thin majority in the Senate, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is an expert at owning the libs when it comes to judicial nominations.