Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health has been a concern in Washington for many months.
Speculation swirled around Ginsberg that her declining health would force her to resign from the Supreme Court.
And now Ruth Bader Ginsburg made one announcement about her health that left everyone on edge.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg raised alarms when she entered John Hopkins hospital to deal with complications for a fever and chills.
Ginsberg dealt with two bouts of cancer this year and each hospital visit lead to rumors that she would step down.
The Supreme Court announced that Ginsberg left the hospital and was in good health.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, two days after she was admitted for experiencing chills and fever.
“She is home and doing well,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.
Ginsburg was evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, then transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for further evaluation, according to a news release from the court. Her symptoms subsided after “intravenous antibiotics and fluids” treatment.
The 86-year-old has undergone a series of health scares. Since her appointment in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, she has had four occurrences of cancer, including two in the past year. In August, Ginsburg finished radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer. In December, she had surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung — discovered only after she fell and fractured three ribs. Ginsburg also took a mid-November absence from a public session of the court because of a stomach bug.
Should Ginsberg retire, it would shake up the 2020 presidential election.
Republicans have already said they would fill her seat even though it is an election year.
Democrats will scream bloody murder, but President Trump replacing Ginsberg with a conservative stalwart could further energize the President’s base and lead to his re-election.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.