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 with fake news CNN Ginsberg revealed she is cancer free.
Fox News reports:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed that she is “cancer-free” after beating the disease for the fourth time. She underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer last summer.
The 86-year-old liberal justice told CNN in an interview in her chambers on Tuesday evening that the intensive radiation treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas was successful and that she was now free of the disease.
“I’m cancer-free. That’s good,” Ginsburg said in the interview.
Ginsburg has faced a slew of hurdles concerning her health, fueling speculation that her possible exit from the court could provide an opportunity for President Trump to appoint a third justice to the bench. However, she consistently has slapped down any notion that her departure from the nation’s highest court was imminent, insisting that she’d like to remain on the bench 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.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.