Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor appears to some to be caving under the pressure of her job at 69 years old.
"I live in frustration... To be almost 70 years old, this isn’t what I expected,” Sotomayor confessed in a recent statement.
After a statement like that, it has people talking.
One of those people is CNN journalist Josh Barro, who wondered why Sotomayor is not stepping down from her position to make way for someone else.
"I find it a little bit surprising, given what Justice Sotomayor describes there about the stakes of what is happening before the Supreme Court, that she’s not retired. She's 69 years old, she’s been on the court for 15 years," he said.
Sotomayor has indicated several times that all the elements that might cause someone to quit their job are there for her.
During a recent interview at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, Sotomayor let it fly.
She commented on the overwhelming workload saying that “there used to be a time when we had a good chunk of the summer break. Not anymore. The emergency calendar is busy almost on a weekly basis."
Sotomayor also commented on the frustration she experiences after receiving a loss.
“I live in frustration. Every loss truly traumatizes me in my stomach and in my heart. But I have to get up the next morning and keep on fighting," the Supreme Court Justice said.
We have seen people quit jobs over less, but we also have witnessed Supreme Court Justices stay far beyond the time they should.
If Sotomayor is frustrated and tired, maybe it is time to retire and make way for someone new.
Liberals are trying to convince Sotomayor that it is better to step down while you still have your dignity on your side and a Democrat president who can name your replacement.
She's only 69 years old, but those on the left really want her to step down so that they can appoint a younger liberal who will be able to put forth their ideas for years to come.
Do you think Sotomayor should step down?
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