Joy Behar, co-host of the show The View, compared the Supreme Court to a “dictatorial branch of government” because of the unique appointment process and lifetime tenure for justices.
She was discussing the institution in the context of Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent retirement announcement, which has naturally raised the question of who will succeed him. President Biden has long pledged to nominate the first black woman to the Court, the top contenders for which are believed to be federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former Breyer law clerk; and Leondra Kruger, a justice on California’s Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court is like this dictatorial branch of the government,” Behar said. “These are people who are appointed by their own people. They do not answer to the country. They are there for life. The only way to get rid of them is to impeach them, which is a long process.