The left suffered a massive defeat when Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
But liberals had no idea how bad things were going to get.
Now this Supreme Court Justice’s health situation has Chuck Schumer and the Democrats sweating bullets.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the court after receiving surgery to remove cancerous tumors from her lungs back in December.
Doctors discovered the tumors when they treated her for broken ribs.
Ginsburg returned to work and everyone figured that was the end of the story.
They were wrong.
On Monday, it was announced that Ginsburg would miss oral arguments for the first time ever.
Chief Justice John Roberts said in the courtroom Monday that Ginsburg would participate in deciding the argued cases “on the basis of the briefs and transcripts of oral arguments.”
Ginsburg had two earlier cancer surgeries in 1999 and 2009 that did not cause her to miss court sessions. She also has broken ribs on at least two occasions.
The court said doctors found the growths on Ginsburg’s lung when she was being treated for fractured ribs she suffered in a fall at her office on Nov. 7.
After past health scares, Ginsburg has come back to work relatively quickly. In 2009, she was at the court for arguments on Feb. 23, 18 days after surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Democrats are in a panic.
If Ginsburg retires due to health reasons, Donald Trump can appoint a conservative justice that will put a Supreme Court majority out of reach of the left for generations.
Their entire agenda would be at risk.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.