Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, is not coming back for a second week, sending more speculation on what is really happening with the aging, ill Justice.
Ginsburg, who has had a history of battling cancer, just had surgery to remove cancerous tumors on her left lung.
Her spokesperson, Kath Arberg says: "Her recovery from surgery is on track. Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” Kathy Arberg.
However, others are saying that things are not so good for Ginsberg.
According to The Gateway Pundit:
"Dr. Bentivegna, M.D. says the media who have commented on Ginsburg’s health are “underestimating the severity of her illness,” and that “President Trump has a reasonable chance” of replacing Ginsburg in his first term."
Sebastian Gorka, former Trump White House advisor tweeted today:
Multiple sources tonight tell me this woman is not even in DC, but in New York and preparing to step down from the Supreme Court.— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 11, 2019
And you ready for what will ensue? pic.twitter.com/PPF5K7o6EQ
Bringing to the front the very real possibility of a Battle Royal with Democrats as they lose yet another seat on the Supreme Court, and cementing a conservative bench.
Politico reporters Elania Johnson and Gabby Orr are also adding their two-cents saying;
"The White House "is taking the temperature on possible short-list candidates, reaching out to key stakeholders, and just making sure that people are informed on the process," said a source familiar with those conversations, who spoke on background given the delicate nature of the subject. "They're doing it very quietly, of course, because the idea is not to be opportunistic, but just to be prepared so we aren't caught flat-footed."
Politico article continues by saying:
"It would be a brutal confirmation,” said John Malcolm, director of the Heritage Foundation's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. “The first two were not easy at all, but this would be much harder in this respect: When Neil Gorsuch was the nominee, you were replacing a conservative with a conservative. With Kavanaugh, you were replacing the perennial swing voter, who more times than not sided with the so-called conservative wing so that slightly solidified the conservative wing.”
One can hope the Democrats have learned from the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, but bets are, they haven't. Taking this into consideration, we are in for a long rough road for our next Supreme Court Justice. Please pass the antacids, will you?