Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on July 31 of this year, a move that is already being called "every Republican's dream scenario for Trump" by the media, as Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote on the Supreme Court.RELATED: Before you get to giddy about replacing Justice Kennedy, remember the good he did
Kennedy has recently helped give conservatives wins on several Supreme Court Cases, including the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, the case of a florist who refused to provide arrangements for a gay wedding, and the ruling that public sector unions can't force employees to pay dues.Kennedy's departure creates an opportunity for President Donald Trump's chosen replacement to potentially shift the balance of power on the court … and in the country. Democrats have already gone into a panic, expressing concerns that this retirement will mean the end of Roe v. Wade, which Kennedy upheld in 1992.
Anger, right now, is seen as a form of authenticity. If you're not angry, then it means that you're not authentic. That's a dangerous place to be. ~ Ben Shapiro
On today's show, Ben Shapiro joined Glenn Beck to discuss Kennedy's retirement and what it could mean for the future, particularly at a time when our country is already politically polarized.
"It could get really, really scary," said Shapiro. "As the stakes rise politically, the ire rises and the violence rises. I think the possibility of political violence was already high. The fact now that everything is so polarized, and the fact that Trump is going to get another Supreme court pick, and the media is going to play this as the end of the world, it could get really bad really quickly."
"The chances that the country continues to polarize are extremely high, right now," he continued. "Both parties seem to have been hijacked by the people who are the angriest. And anger, right now, is seen as a form of authenticity. If you're not angry, then it means that you're not authentic. That's a dangerous place to be."
Watch the clip below to hear more of the conversation.
Ben Shapiro on Justice Kennedy's retirement
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on July 31 of this year, a move that is already being called every Republican's dream scenario for Trump by the media, as Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote on the Supreme Court.