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McConnell slams president behind ‘court-packing’ panel for completing Jackson appointment before Breyer leaves | Fox News

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EXCLUSIVE: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is raising concerns about President Biden’s formal commission of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court before Justice Stephen Breyer formally vacated his seat on the bench, warning that the Biden administration is “continuing to erode norms and our institutions.” 

 

The president formally signed the commission papers appointing Jackson to the Supreme Court earlier this month – though Justice Stephen Breyer still remains on the bench.

Breyer earlier this year announced his intent to retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the 2022 term, which is expected by the end of June.

Jackson, while confirmed by the Senate, and formally appointed by the president to the court, cannot perform duties as a justice until she takes the oath.