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The news keeps getting work for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And it gets worse for Democrats who want her to stay on the court no matter what her needs are.

The 85-year-old justice has missed two weeks on the court, working from home. And now she has cancelled two more events.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not attend scheduled talks in the upcoming weeks in Los Angeles and New York, following her surgery in December, after she missed Supreme Court arguments earlier this month, the event hosts said.

The 85-year-old justice was supposed to attend an event on January 29 at Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center. A long-planned conversation between Ginsburg and the financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein was scheduled for February 6, and the 92nd Street Y said Wednesday that it was working to reschedule the event.

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets that she is unable to attend the talk with David Rubenstein at 92Y on February 6,” an email from the 92nd Street Y said. “She is curtailing travel and focusing on her work while recuperating from recent surgery.”

Ginsburg missed two weeks of oral arguments due to her recovery from the surgery, and the absence of the iconic liberal justice has attracted significant attention as the court weighs critical issues key to Trump administration policies.

And as the drama continues Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has eyes on her replacement, Fox News reported.

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told “Fox News Sunday” that he is “hell-bent” on ensuring that the next Supreme Court vacancy — whether it is ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat or otherwise — is filled by a conservative, regardless of what outrage follows from the left.

Graham, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, emphasized that former Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid eliminated the Senate filibuster for federal appellate judicial nominees in 2013. Republicans later retaliated by eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court appointments, meaning that a simple majority — rather than a 60-vote supermajority — is sufficient to confirm new Supreme Court nominees.

“My Democratic colleagues felt when they were in charge we should confirm judges by a majority vote,” Graham told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “They changed the rules to accommodate President Obama. They tried to stack the court. They never thought [Hillary] Clinton would lose. So what you’re gonna have is Harry Reid’s and Chuck Schumer’s desire to stack the court on their Democratic watch has come back to haunt them.”

Ginsburg will miss next week’s Supreme sessions and work from home, but her recovery from early-stage lung cancer surgery remains “on track” and no further treatment is needed, the court announced Friday.

The 85-year-old’s absence this past week from oral arguments — her first since joining the bench — after her surgery in December sparked speculation about a possible departure and led to low-key planning by the White House for that scenario.

Following the contentious confirmation hearings of now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which were marked by a series of lurid, uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations, Graham asserted that there would be “pushback from the left” regardless of whom Trump nominates.

“If there is an opening, whether it’s Ginsburg or anybody else, I will urge the president to nominate a qualified conservative and hopefully those people will get through – that person will get through,” Graham continued.

“And I expect it to be along party lines, and this is what happens when you change the rules. This has come back to bite ‘ em. I predicted it would. And we’ll see. I hope Justice Ginsburg serves for a long time. But if there’s an opening on this court, I’m going to be hell-bent to put a conservative to replace whoever steps down for whatever reason.”

Pressed by Wallace as to whether it was appropriate to nominate a conservative to replace a liberal icon like Ginsburg, Graham again said liberals have only Reid to blame — and he suggested Kavanaugh’s treatment meant that all bets are off.

“They should’ve thought of that before they changed the rules,” Graham responded. “They tried to destroy conservative judges. I voted for [Sonia] Sotomayor and [Elena] Kagan, understanding what I was getting, so this decision by Reid and Schumer may come back to haunt them, but I am dead set on making sure it is a conservative nominee. And elections have consequences.”

“The rules of the Senate were changed not by me, by them, and we had to do it on the Supreme Court because they would not give us any votes to nominate anybody. And Kavanaugh was a fine man, they tried to destroy him. All this is going to come back to haunt them one day.”

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56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. James

    January 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

    i HOPE SEN GRAHAM STICKS TO HIS WORD ON THE NEXT SUPREME COURT PICK.

    • patroklos

      January 18, 2019 at 7:11 am

      Amen. Everyone reading this is praying for her death. She is a Jew. I think we all agree that we cannot wait for her to die. MAGA!

      • Kenneth Jones

        January 18, 2019 at 7:25 am

        I’m not. Your comment about her being a Jew is absolutely disgusting!!

      • Silver eagle

        January 18, 2019 at 7:35 am

        Why bring her religion into her problem? We cannot wait for you to die !

        • Brian McMillan

          January 18, 2019 at 9:05 am

          Maybe a little overreaction on your part.

      • Mrs B

        January 18, 2019 at 8:05 am

        In my opinion, that’s a terrible thing to say! And what does being Jewish have to do with anything at all? You present yourself to be a hateful racist.

        • Dean Perry

          January 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

          Racists are all over this site ( paulette barrow for one ) so you are NOW surprised??????

          • J POLLS

            January 18, 2019 at 4:40 pm

            Of course YOU think everyone’s RACIST because the demoKKKrats court the black vote to push your sick agenda.. YOU ARE THE RACIST.. BRAINDEAD ASSHOLES

        • freaky deaky

          January 19, 2019 at 4:53 pm

          “Jew” is not a race. Stop reacting like a globalists SJW freshmen in college who has been brainwashed by Soros.

      • Sylvia

        January 18, 2019 at 8:20 am

        You are an ignorant louse to say what you did!bshame on you. I presume you are not a five year old! You can’t a denocRAT. Your just plain stupid!

      • Michael

        January 18, 2019 at 8:38 am

        Shut the fuck up, asshole! You’re not funny, you’re a pathetic loser with no life, who’s only satisfaction is trolling Conservative sites. Wow! What a sorry existence.

      • Lilibeth

        January 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

        Yes,she is a Jewish Justice. Her confirmation was supported across the aisle. She really does need to spend her remaining days at peace among family and friends.

        • freaky deaky

          January 19, 2019 at 4:57 pm

          Getting Things passed “across the Isle” is nothing to brag about.Despite what the crooked politicians try to brainwash you with.

      • arif

        January 18, 2019 at 9:10 am

        JEWS DONT DIE EASY LOOK AT GEORGE SOROS> ALL IN THEIR 80’s and Never think of Retirement . All will live Past 90 and Counting. RBG might outlive us all

      • Nelson

        January 18, 2019 at 10:07 am

        Her religion doesn’t apply in this, she is of the liberal left. And she works against decisions of president Trump. So she has to go period.

      • Jim

        January 18, 2019 at 11:58 am

        its obvious from your statement you’re a democrat, while most of us would like her to step down we’re not wishing her ill will because of her Jewish faith or liberal ideology we would just much rather have a SCJ that will make legislative decisions based on our Constitution not an agenda liberal or otherwise

      • Marlitt Arnouville

        January 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

        What a ghastly thing to say! Have some respect

      • Maggie

        January 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        Your comment on her religion is beyond unacceptable. It is time for her to retire. She cannot do her job. I want a conservative Justice too, and I despise her work on the Court. Let’s leave her religion alone.

      • Joe

        January 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        Jackass, asshole, what else can be said about you. You’re a jerk, you’re just saying things for effect. Last week your opinion was the opposite, get a new name when you want go play both sides, feckless cunt. Thank you sam b

      • Barbara

        January 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm

        Really??? Did you think your ignorant liberal ass was going to show these conservatives just how racist they were?? Didn’t work though did it? You know why that is?? Because conservatives aren’t the racists moron! Your new communist party is!!

      • Bill Van Dam

        January 18, 2019 at 4:52 pm

        Death, no. Retirement, yes. As far as being a Jew, are you really Linda Sarsour commenting here? No one really wishes for someone to die, horrible comment.

      • John Isbell

        January 18, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        How horrible!How can you wish for the death of anybody? Justice Ginsberg has broken no laws or done anything to wish death upon her.I am a conservative and I wish no harm to come to my liberal brothers and sisters. God forgive you and I hope you will learn to have Mersey on other people.I do not always agree with Ms Ginsberg, but I know she would not wish ill will upon you.

      • Nancy Helene Hessler

        January 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

        You are OBVIOUSLY a Liberal troll, and only an idiot liberal would think we would buy your bullshit hate speech as conservative. Crawl back under your rock.

      • abolishliberalism

        January 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

        What? No one i know is “Praying for her death” or cares if she is a Jew! Whats wrong with you? Are you some sort of democrat leftist Spy?

        We DON’T want to see R.B.G. Die, we just want her to come to the conclusion that she is too sick and Old to continue on with her job and retire!

      • MAC

        January 19, 2019 at 3:25 am

        This clown is a leftist Troll trying to make Americans look bad. Leftists think like home. So why are you hiding.

  2. STEVEN VISEK

    January 18, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Why haven’t they investigated the folks who made false claims? Some lied to the FBI, a felony. Seems they should at least get Flynn’d into bankruptcy.

    • Maggie

      January 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      Yes. I would like to know too!

  3. Democrats hate America

    January 18, 2019 at 7:38 am

    The Republican Conservatives are the weakest group of people on the planet earth and that’s why these demon of democrats are spilling them like an unwanted items. I long the we would have the likes of Trump as the Republican majority.

  4. Connie

    January 18, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I wish Judge Ginsberg well but it is time for her to leave the bench and give herself time to heal. She is 85 years old, so it is time to retire.

  5. LST

    January 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I only wish the old prune would finally give it up and retire, she needs to. Long overdue.

  6. Gail

    January 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I’m totally disgusted about your remark on justice Ginsburg and her being Jewish. Shame ln you for wishing anyone dead. You may not agree with her political views but she has earned the right to sit on the supreme court.

  7. ShadowWarriorsMonkey

    January 18, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I wish her well. I also agree with the majority of the people, in that, she needs to retire and live out the rest of her life in peace.

  8. Nancy Miller

    January 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

    How long can a Supreme Court Justice be absent from the bench without determining she has left her post? Surely she cannot vote on any cases from home, can she? Just asking.

  9. Irene Renner

    January 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I wish her the best but canceling more event in the far future prove she needs to give it up and retire. Jew comments are awful on here and why arent you all as mad t the dems who have been voted into congress now saying bad things about Jews. Its amazing they are dems and then Hollywood is full of dem Jews. Shouldnt they be upset.

  10. Maggie

    January 18, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Your comment on her religion is beyond unacceptable. It is time for her to retire. She cannot do her job. I want a conservative Justice too, and I despise her work on the Court. Let’s leave her religion alone.

  11. Pnut67

    January 18, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    All the more reason there should be term limits in the SCOTUS, & be voted in by the PEOPLE, NOT the Senate. I figure a good term limit is 6 years, that way, even if a prez gets 2cterms, he won’t see the same SCOTUS going out that he saw when he came in….& if it falls just right, he could see 3 different SCOTUS’s….a change the second yr in office, & a change his last yr in office. This is the best way, because then , no matter who is in, a (D) or a (R). they won’t have time to influence or wield power over OUR SCOTUS…..what say he, America?

    • Raconteur

      January 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      DO you really want to give the liberals the power to stack the courts with socialists?You might want to review WHY the Founders set up SCOTUS, as they did. Just like the Electoral College, they had very serious reasons.

      • abolishliberalism

        January 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        I think term limits would help too…i mean, Imagine if the stupid dems were in power still? the two conservative Trump got in would be Liberals… then RBG would have retired and another lib would be put on the bench. at least with termlimits, no one person is granted a life time seat.. so yeah it could be all dem one term but not the next and all Repubs. one term but not the next and so on… also, we have to thank god for that stupid move by Harry Reid to change the law on how many votes it takes to get elected to the court. We got seriously lucky when he did that! lol,lol…

  12. Rick

    January 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Time to step down…..democrats will be crying…..one more conservative judge on the way..

  13. Larry Wilson

    January 18, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    JUST RETIRE….

  14. Clyde

    January 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    As a conservative Judeao Christian who is very strong supporter of Israel and a great respecter of Jews, I believe they are God’s chosen people and always will be. With that being said, if she is a practicing Jew, then how in this world could she ever be a liberal. She may have Jewish dna, but she is not a spiritual nor believing Jew because I must know more about the Jewish scriptures, the Old Testament, than she does. Regardless, if she is not physically able to continue her role on the Supreme Court, then she should step down. I have heard that she was falling asleep during court hearings before this latest health crisis, but yet she still managed to take a firm stand with the liberals. Sounds like she is no longer able to logically do her job, and is therefore deralect in her duties. She should be professional enough to know it’s time to step down from the bench.

  15. Mike M

    January 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    She won’t step down, the party won’t let her. The only way she will leave will be by an involuntary event. However, whether it be voluntary or involuntary, it should happen while Trump is still President. God Bless America

  16. Dean Perry

    January 18, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    “if she is a practicing Jew, then how in this world could she ever be a liberal.”

    It’s the same with a practicing Christian being a conservative… Jesus was quite a liberal. It’s all in his words!

  17. Frank Campo

    January 18, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Somebody, please get a shovel and start digging a hole. She’s dead, but the Democrats give her an aspirin and keep telling her she’s ok.

  18. Steve

    January 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Ginsburg’s “career” & life has been WORTHLESS to the U.S. , since she is anti-Constitution , anti- America with the liberal NWO agenda , same ilk as soros !

  19. Arbie Viau

    January 18, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I know how far off the wall this is, but has anyone considered the fact that Ginsberg isn’t saying anything, but a third party is making statements about her health, work, etc.? Are the liberal Dems keeping her real status from Trump Administration because she’s already passed away and is just another nasty trick coming from them. Regardless, Trump will have to replace her, but the Dems just want to prolong their agony of such a horrible thing for the liberals. And maybe I’m wrong!

  20. Jon Wisdom

    January 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Would you idiots please stop the terrible attacks wishing harm. Justice Ginsburg deserves some respect as a person. True conservatives are not mean and uncaring. Having said that, Justice Ginsburg should be prohibited from participating in any case in which she is absent from the court during arguments. And she is unfit to serve on the court. She should resign and enjoy what remaining time she has, and put aside the hatred for the President.

  21. neo

    January 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    When she leaves the liberals will scream that there needs to be a liberal appointed in her place..(BUT it the situation were reversed the liberals would just say “Elections have consequences”…right OBOZO?)…If she drags this out just remember that instead of 5/4…it will be 5/3…lol

  22. Yank

    January 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    We’ll hold you to that, Mr. Graham! lol

  23. mary ann wagner

    January 18, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    WHY DON’T PEOPLE WHO WRITE ARTICLES PROOF READ THEIR WORK INSTEAD OF LETTING A ROBOT DO IT????? IT ONLY GETS WORK???????? WORSE???? WTF COM’ON YA’ALL

  24. Mary Johnson

    January 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    She is not keeping her oath and doing her job therefore, should have the good sense to step down.

  25. Gary

    January 19, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Supreme Court job, is to listen to arguments from the two sides of a case, and decide which is more aligned with the Constitution. How can that be done from home? She should not be allowed to vote on any case that she has not been there to hear.

  26. Bj

    January 19, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Has ANYBODY RELIABLE and honest seen this woman since her surgery. I wouldn’t put it past Ginsberg and the democrats to deceive the American public into thinking she’s still alive or on her deathbed while one of her liberal aids is doing her work. It’s time for her to retire. The woman can’t even hold her head up longer than 30 seconds. It’s beyond ridiculous she isn’t forced to retire.

    • Dorothy Paul

      April 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      I have read where her aide said that her cancer has returned. There is also the “rumor” and it’s only a rumor that she has already passed away. If either is the case the Democrats are doing her a disservice attempting to keep her on the Court while she really needs to stay home and spend what time she has left with her family. I think just keeping her on the Court to save the seat is despicable.

  27. Ahzz

    January 20, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Byeee-Byeee, BABY KILLER!

  28. Dorothy Paul

    April 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Oh, I meant to add for Patroklos’sake – Just in case he didn’t know – Christ, our Savior, was also a Jew.

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