Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has dealt with numerous health issues over the past year.
Many in Washington, D.C. thought she might retire in 2020.
And now Ruth Bader Ginsberg just made this game-changing announcement about her health.
In the past year doctors removed cancerous tumors from Ginsberg’s lungs and gave her radiation treatment for her pancreatic cancer.
Ginsberg also suffered broken ribs in a fall during late 2018.
That all led to speculation Ginsberg’s health could force the leader of the court’s liberal bloc off the bench.
But in an interview in her Supreme Court chambers with fake news CNN, Ginsberg revealed she is cancer free.
The 86-year-old liberal Supreme Court Justice told CNN the intensive radiation treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas was successful and she was now free of the disease.
“I’m cancer-free. That’s good,” Ginsburg said.
Questions about Ginsburg’s health have surrounded the octogenarian this year, leading to speculation she may be forced to step down from the bench. Her departure from the court would give President Trump the opportunity to appoint a third jurist to the bench in his first term.
But Ginsburg has repeatedly shot down rumors of her departure, telling her supporters she plans to continue serving until she’s 90-years-old.
Ginsberg is clearly hanging on in hopes that a Democrat wins the 2020 election so she can step down in 2021 and be assured a liberal will succeed her.
But if Donald Trump wins the election it could set off a judicial confirmation battle that will make Brett Kavanaugh’s look like a cakewalk.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.