Retirement rumors swirled around liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg dealt with both pancreatic and lung cancer as well as broken ribs when she fell last year.
And now Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed one big secret about her retirement plans.
In a wide-ranging interview with National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed her future on the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg told Totenberg a story from a number of years ago about how one Senator – upon learning of Ginsburg’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer – predicted Ginsburg would be dead in six months.
The left-wing Supreme Court Justice noted that she was still alive and that Senator was now dead.
“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 told Totenberg. “That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I,” she added with a smile, “am very much alive.”
Ginsburg then transitioned into discussing her retirement plans.
During the interview, Ginsburg recounted how she was recently riding in a car with Justice John Paul Stevens right before his passing.
Ginsburg told Stevens she planned to serve on the court as long as he did.
“I said that my dream is that I will stay at the court as long as he did,” Ginsburg recounted. “And his immediate response was, ‘Stay longer!'”
Stevens served on the court from 1975 to 2010.
The Senate confirmed Ginsburg in 1993, meaning she has 26 years on the Supreme Court.
To reach Stevens’ 35 years on the bench Ginsburg would have to stay on for another nine years or until Ginsburg is 95 years old.
Many court watchers believe if Donald Trump is re-elected, Ginsburg will try to hang on until after the 2024 election in hopes that a Democrat wins.
That would allow a socialist President to pick her successor.
The left’s biggest nightmare is Ginsburg’s health forcing her to retire while Donald Trump is still President.
President Trump would likely tap the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg.
Barrett is considered a hero on the right and Barrett would give conservatives a six to three majority on the court.
This is why after Obama won re-election in 2012, some liberal activists tried to convince Ginsburg to retire.
Obama was getting ready for another four years and Democrats still controlled the Senate in 2013 and 2014.
But Ginsburg hung out because many believed Ginsburg wanted Hillary Clinton – who would have been the nation’s first female President – to pick her replacement.
That plan blew up in Ginsburg’s face when Donald Trump won the election.
Now everyone on the left is nervous that Ginsburg could be forced to retire which would allow Donald Trump to cement a multi-generation conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
Great American Daily will continue to keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.