by Nick Givas, The Daily Caller:
Liberal activists and journalists are melting down over Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Kennedy, who has served as the court’s swing vote for decades, has now opened the door for President Donald Trump to finally give conservatives their long-desired court majority. (RELATED: Kennedy Calls It Quits: Longtime Swing Justice Hands Trump The Biggest Gift Of His Presidency)
Progressives immediately reacted to Kennedy’s retirement with fear, anger, and sadness.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) 27 June 2018
For starters, abortion rights are more imperiled now than at any time since Roe v. Wade. And there is no reason to think there won't be a rollback of gay rights, either, with Kennedy gone. https://t.co/awg2oC5uYl
— Andrew Cohen (@JustADCohen) 27 June 2018
We have no choice but to organize, strategize, vote and act. Ambivalent attitudes are not a option! All civil and human rights are at stake. What side are you on? https://t.co/rCo4u70u6l
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) 27 June 2018
As a member of the LGBTQ community, Justice Kennedy being replaced threatens my rights. It also threatens the rights of minorities, women and Muslims. Trump must not be allowed to replace him before November. Let the people speak first.
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) 27 June 2018
Fuck. You. Justice. Kennedy.https://t.co/q6Asq83WJL
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) 27 June 2018
we may have just left the point at which we could rely on democratic norms to fix our government, and are now on the road to literal revolution! #kennedy
— Elaine Atwell (@ElaineAtwell) 27 June 2018