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Democrats’ worst nightmare is an opening on the Supreme Court.
The speculation usually revolves around Ruth Bader Ginsburg and retirement.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg threw a curveball into 2020 with this announcement.
As Great American Daily reports:
The Supreme Court announced that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the hospital again so doctors could treat a gallbladder infection.
The Associated Press reports, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection caused by a gallstone, the Supreme Court said. The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gall bladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She expects to be in the hospital for a day or two, the court said.”
With the coronavirus still peaking in Maryland – where Ginsburg was in the hospital – Democrats nervously awaited further news on Ginsburg’s health.
Ginsburg’s age and past health issues put her in a vulnerable population for coronavirus infection.
All Americans wish Ginsburg a quick recovery and everyone wants her to avoid contracting the coronavirus.
But the fact is, this is the third time in the last two years Ginsburg has been in the hospital.
In the fall of 2018, doctors found cancerous lesions on her lungs when treating Ginsburg for broken ribs after Ginsburg fell.
Last year Ginsburg went to the hospital for radiation treatment.
In addition to the cancer in her lungs, Ginsburg suffered a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Ginsburg also worried Democrats when a story leaked that Ginsburg was still working out with her personal trainer at a private gym even though lockdown orders shut down workout facilities.
The last thing Democrats want is for Ginsburg’s health to force her to step down from the Supreme Court.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear Republicans will confirm a nominee even though it is an election year.
That’s because unlike in 2016, President Trump is an incumbent President and his party controls the Senate.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is barely hanging on as it is.
Ginsburg routinely falls asleep during oral arguments and needs assistance getting on and off the dais where the justices sit.
If Ginsburg is forced to step down due to health reasons, President Trump and the Republican Senate would move quickly to confirm her replacement.
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett is the obvious choice.
Coney Barrett just missed out on the President nominating her to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy when the President instead chose Brett Kavanaugh.
Coney Barrett emerged as a favorite of grassroots conservatives, and administration officials made it clear Coney Barrett was the frontrunner for the next Supreme Court vacancy.
If Ginsburg retired due to health reasons and Amy Coney Barrett replaced her, that would give conservatives a six to three majority on the court and gives conservatives the ability to reverse any disastrous liberal Supreme Court precedent such as Roe v. Wade.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.