Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg battled multiple bouts of cancer and broken ribs in the last year.
Many Washington insiders wonder how much longer the 86-year-old Ginsburg will serve on the court.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s retirement rumors heated up after this announcement.
During the final debate before the South Carolina primary, former Vice President Joe Biden declared that his first Supreme Court Justice nominee would be a black woman.
“The fact is, what we should be doing, we talked about the Supreme Court. I’m looking forward to making sure there’s a black woman on the Supreme Court to make sure, and in fact, get – Not a joke! Not a joke! – I push very hard for that,” Biden exclaimed.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is desperately hanging onto her seat on the Supreme Court in the hopes Donald Trump loses the 2020 election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is waging his last stand in the South Carolina primary.
Biden entered the Democrat Primary as the clear frontrunner based on his overwhelming support from black voters.
Black voters lined up behind Biden in part because of their affinity for Biden after serving as Barack Obama’s Vice President, but also in large part because black voters put ideology aside and deemed Biden the safest bet to defeat Donald Trump.
That began to change when Bernie Sanders started winning primaries and caucuses and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg entered the race.
Sanders’s victories covered him in the aura of being a winner and Bloomberg’s $60 billion dollar fortune tantalized Democrats with the idea of a candidate spending unlimited money to bury Donald Trump in November.
Those factors – combined with Biden’s dismal fourth and fifth place showings in Iowa and New Hampshire – sapped Biden’s support among black voters.
Polls showed the race in South Carolina – which Biden led by 20 or 30 points for months – tightened to the mid-single digits.
Biden promised to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court in hopes of replicating Donald Trump’s success in driving Evangelical Christian turnout in 2016 after Trump released a prospective short list of Supreme Court justice candidates he would choose from in the event of a vacancy on the bench.
Bernie Sanders’ final stumbling block in building a coalition to clinch the nomination is increasing his support among black voters.
If Sanders wins – or even narrowly loses – South Carolina, it would prove he overcame that hurdle.
Biden’s pledge to nominate a black woman to the court also sent a signal to Ginsburg that should she retire after a potential Biden victory in 2020, her replacement would check the appropriate ideological and demographic boxes.
Whichever Democrat wins the 2020 election, they are expected to release a list of names they would nominate to the Supreme Court in an effort to match the President and fire up their own supporters.
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