Senator Mike Lee Reveals Justice Anthony Kennedy Is Considering Retiring

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: A man walks up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later today President Donald Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee to replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away last year. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court retirement rumors are heating up!

Yesterday, we reported that there is a rumor spreading far and wide around Washington, D.C., that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is seriously considering retiring from the High Court. While it’s been speculated for a while now that Kennedy may step down from the bench, the scuttlebutt seems to be that he’s eager to be replaced by a Republican president. (RELATED: Speculation Surfaces of Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court Retirement).

Now, we just got even more confirmation that Kennedy is seriously considering retirement. This morning, Senator Mike Lee of Utah told two Fox News radio hosts that Kennedy is indeed thinking about hanging up his robe.

Guy Benson breaks down exactly what Senator Lee said:

You can watch the full interview below:

This is big. It’s one thing for reporters to toss a rumor back and forth for the joy of generating attention. It’s another for a sitting U.S. senator to confirm that a justice is thinking about leaving the Supreme Court.

And here’s the thing: Mike Lee isn’t the only senator to speculate that Kennedy is on his way out. Dean Heller of Nevada said the same thing last March. (RELATED: Heller: Justice Kennedy To Retire This Summer).

If Kennedy retires, it will provide an opportunity for President Trump to place another conservative stalwart on the Supreme Court.

What do you think? Will Kennedy retire? Tell us your thoughts below!

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