Democrats are in a panic.
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented a 5-4 Republican justice-appointed majority.
And now Democrats are terrified this Supreme Court Justice may do one thing.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most extreme leftist sitting on the court.
She is a pro-abortion and anti-gun radical whose views have shaped a generation of liberal jurisprudence.
But she is also 85 years old.
And she is recovering from a fall at her home where she broke her ribs.
Now some Democrats are questioning why she did not step down when Barack Obama was President so he could appoint a younger leftist.
They fear that Trump could nominate her replacement and the newly expanded Republican senate majority will confirm that candidate.
The Hill reports:
The repercussions of Trump appointees are why some on the left have criticized Ginsburg and 80-year-old Justice Stephen Breyer – another aging member of the court’s liberal wing – for not stepping down when former President Obama was in office.
“Given that she wants her vision of the law to prevail, it was a mistake to hang in there indefinitely,” said Daniel Epps, an associate professor of law at the Washington University School of Law. “If she stays for five more years from now, that’s 2023. Even if there’s a Democratic president elected in 2020, it’s quite possible that Republicans might control the Senate in 2023.”
Epps said that for now, the future of the court is riding on Ginsburg’s health.
“We shouldn’t be in this position where the future of certain policies turn on whether this old woman is healthy or not,” he said.
If Donald Trump replaces Ginsburg – or any other liberal on the court – it will give conservatives a 6-3 majority.
And that means Democrats will be shut out of Supreme Court majority for generations.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.