Portman Statement on Justice Stephen Breyer Retirement Announcement

January 27, 2022 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer:

“Justice Breyer served the country honorably and I thank him for his service to the nation. While I did not agree with many of his opinions or votes, I respect the way he stood up for the Court and the constitutional separation of powers. In particular, I believe his public resistance to attempts by some Democrats to pack the Court helped preserve the original intent of the Founders to keep the Court independent of politics. For that the nation owes him a debt of gratitude. I look forward to evaluating President Biden's nominee and assessing his or her qualifications for this important role.”