In November, liberals held their collectivist breath in fear when it was revealed that 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had fractured several ribs during a fall in her office.
Their fears over Ginsburg’s health and well-being grew palpable on Friday when it was further revealed that the jurist had undergone lung surgery to remove two cancerous growths that had been discovered during scans of her damaged ribs following the fall.
However, by all accounts, Ginsburg’s surgery was a success and the elderly jurist was said to be “resting comfortably” in the hospital, where it was likely she would spend a few days to be monitored. “Currently, no further treatment is planned,” the court said.
It is worth noting that this is actually Ginsburg’s third battle with cancer since being seated on the court in 1993.
Ginsburg’s surprise surgery was revealed via a media release from the Supreme Court itself, which announced: “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.”
“Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7,” the statement continued. “According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation.”
“Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned,” the court said.
“Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available,” the statement added.
To say that many liberals reacted with fearful shock at the news — most notably due to the fact that, should Ginsburg no longer be capable of serving as a Supreme Court justice, she would be replaced by a nominee appointed by President Donald Trump — would be an understatement.
Indeed, Newsweek compiled a litany of tweets from liberals expressing their nervousness over Ginsburg’s health, some of whom futilely pleaded with the jurist to hold on until Trump was out of office.
Many others also offered up their own lungs in proposed transplant operations if doing so would allow her to continue serving on the court.
Virtually everyone across the ideological spectrum hopes that Ginsburg enjoys a speedy and successful recovery and wishes her the best of health … though it is safe to say that a good many conservatives would prefer she enjoy her remaining years in peaceful and happy retirement.