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Biden’s nominee to replace Justice Breyer to receive ‘prompt’ Senate hearing – Schumer – Metro US

Biden’s nominee to replace Justice Breyer to receive ‘prompt’ Senate hearing – Schumer

Senate Democratic lunch on Capitol Hill to discuss voting rights
Senate Democratic lunch on Capitol Hill to discuss voting rights legislation, in Washington

(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to replace Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court will receive a “prompt hearing” and will be considered and confirmed by the full Senate with “all deliberate speed”, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday.

Breyer, at 83 the oldest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, will retire at the end of the court’s current term that runs through the end of June, NBC News and CNN reported on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru)

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