Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on current health status: ‘I am very much alive’

There have been dozens news stories about the health of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in recent months — but the 86-year-old justice struck a massive blow to skeptics everywhere.

During a recent interview with NPR, Ginsburg assured everyone: “I am very much alive.”

Rumors of My Death…

Ginsburg has been dealing with death rumors for more than a decade. When it was announced she had pancreatic cancer over ten years ago, many speculated she would be off the bench in less than a year.

“There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months,” Ginsburg said. “That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I am very much alive.”

The lawmaker to whom she referred was the late Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY).

Bunning, who later apologized for his comments, at the time stated, “Even though she was operated on, usually nine months is the longest that anybody would live.”

Sen. Bunning, as Ginsburg alluded to, passed away in 2017.

Concerning the Court

Ginsburg also addressed the idea championed recently by Democrats to add more justices to the Supreme Court in order to regain power, saying that she thinks the number nine is perfect for the Supreme Court.

She even stated that doing something such as this would be nothing more than a power grab and dismissed as ill-advised this type of partisan effort to tilt the scales in favor of the party in power.

These remarks are certain to come as a massive blow to Democrats who probably could never conceive a liberal justice going against them.

Her statements expose the extremism of the left and are something everyone needs to hear to prove just how desperate and abusive of our system Democrats have become. While it may be difficult to agree with much of Ginsburg’s ideology, on this specific point she is absolutely correct.

Nine is a very good number for the Supreme Court, and even though there is a conservative edge right now, it may be the most balanced court we have had in modern times.

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