Ruth Bader Ginsburg made this jaw dropping announcement about her health
Questions about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status on the Supreme Court continue to swirl around Washington, D.C.
The leader of the court’s liberal block was heavily rumored to be considering stepping down.
And now Ruth Bader Ginsburg made this jaw dropping announcement about her health.
Ginsburg appeared at a book festival in Washington, D.C. and gave a stunned audience an update on her health.
The liberal Supreme Court justice recently had surgery to remove a tumor on her pancreas.
Ginsburg told the audience that despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she was on her way to being well.
The Daily Caller reports:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said her health is improving after a fourth bout with cancer Saturday, telling a friendly audience in Washington, D.C., that her work sustains her during difficult periods.
The Supreme Court announced Aug. 23 that the 86-year-old progressive icon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“This audience can see that I am alive,” Ginsburg said during a Saturday appearance at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. “And I’m on my way to being very well.”
The justice was present to discuss a volume of her writings published in 2016 called “My Own Words.” Mary Hartnett and Wendy Williams, the justice’s biographers, also joined Ginsburg on stage.
A Ginsburg retirement would set off the judicial confirmation apocalypse in Washington, D.C.
For the first time since Clarence Thomas’s nomination in 1991 a Republican President could flip a Democrat held Supreme Court seat.
Replacing Ginsburg would also give conservatives a six to three majority on the court, which means that even if one Republican-appointed justice went rogue, conservatives could still win every hot-button case.
And Democrats and the media’s conduct during a confirmation hearing to replace Ginsburg would cause them to overplay their hand and reveal to the American people who they really are.