A Supreme Court vacancy is the only thing missing from 2020.
That would throw Washington, D.C. – and the election – into a further state of chaos.
And that may happen because Ruth Bader Ginsberg found herself in the hospital. Now everyone is asking this question.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg dropped a bombshell on Tuesday that Ginsberg was in the hospital being treated for an infection.
“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” Arberg’s statement read. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August. The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
Ginsberg has been in and out of the hospital several times over the last couple of years.
Doctors found cancerous tumors on her lungs while treating her for broken ribs in the fall of 2018.
Last summer, she received radiation treatment for the pancreatic cancer she was diagnosed with back when Barack Obama was President.
If Ginsberg’s health forces her to step down from the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans and President Trump will quickly move to fill that seat.
Unlike in 2016, Donald Trump is not a lame duck President.
Republicans blocked a vote on Merrick Garland because they believed the voters should decide who between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should have chosen Antonin Scalia’s successor.
The situation in 2020 is completely different.
And that is why if there is a vacancy this year Republicans will confirm President Trump’s nominee.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.