President Biden declined to weigh in on the news Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, instead deferring to Breyer, who plans to announce his retirement at the White House as early as tomorrow, sources say.
“Every justice has the right to decide what he or she is going to do, and announce that on their own,” Biden told reporters in the State Dining Room Wednesday. “There’s been no announcement from Justice Breyer — let him make whatever statement he is going to make, and I'll be happy to talk about it later,” the President said.
Biden then returned to the program at today’s CEO Meeting at the White House, turning to Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins, joking, “Do you want to go to the Supreme Court, Tom?”
“I’m going to defer on that one,” Linebarger responded, before starting his remarks.