The fight over control of the Supreme Court could be on the verge of going nuclear.
It will make the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation look like a game of patty-cake.
That’s because one Supreme Court Justice left Trump speechless with shocking news about their retirement.
Radical liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg upended Washington when she announced doctors had removed cancerous tumors from her lungs.
This surgery caused Ginsburg to miss two weeks-worth of oral arguments on the Supreme Court.
Doctors declared she was cancer free, but that did not stop a hurricane of speculation flying around Washington about her possible retirement.
Last October, Ginsburg dropped a hint about when she would step down from the court.
The far-left Justice claimed she would retire when she felt she could no longer perform her duties at a high level.
“My answer is as long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it,” Ginsburg declared at a conference for liberal activists.
“I used to have an answer, it worked for a lot of years. It was Justice [Louis] Brandeis, when he was appointed he was the same age as I was, 60. And he stayed for 23 years, so I expect to stay at least as long. Well, now I’ve passed Brandeis, I’ve passed [Justice Felix] Frankfurter,” Ginsburg continued.
Ginsburg retiring for health reasons would hand Donald Trump a political gift.
But liberal activists are simultaneously demanding Ginsburg never retire as long as Trump is President— while at the same time bashing her for not having stepped down when Barack Obama was President so he could’ve appointed her successor.
Liberal journalist Roger Simon wondered if liberals would be willing to subtract time off their lives in order to extend Ginsburg’s time on the Supreme Court.
“If it were possible, would you subtract one day off your life and add it to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life for one extra day of good health? If just 10,000 people did this, it would add 27 productive years to her life,” Simon tweeted.
Other liberals steamed that Ginsburg possibly retiring during Trump’s Presidency could allow the Republicans to cement a Supreme Court majority for generations.
Before the 2012 Presidential election, Harvard University law professor Randall Kennedy penned an essay for The New Republic urging Ginsburg to retire while Obama was President and the Democrats controlled the Senate.
That would have allowed Obama to appoint a younger liberal justice and keep the seat in the court’s liberal block.
“It seems to me that a justice should take into account the politics surrounding confirmation and not allow (an) opportunity to fall to a Republican,” Kennedy reiterated to Reuters.
But Ginsburg resisted this pressure.
“It really has to be, ‘Am I equipped to do the job?’ … I was so pleased that this year I couldn’t see that I was slipping in any respect,” Ginsburg told Reuters in an interview.
Ginsburg gambled that the Democrats would win the 2016 election.
“I think it’s going to be another Democratic president,” Ginsburg told the Washington Post in a 2013 profile. “The Democrats do fine in presidential elections; their problem is they can’t get out the vote in the midterm elections.”
Now Ginsburg faces liberals insisting she stay on the court for as long as Trump is President – or at least until the Democrats win back the Senate should Trump win re-election.
But if Ginsburg decides her health renders her unable to do her job – she is already missing oral arguments – Trump will get his third Supreme Court appointment.
And that promises to be Armageddon.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.