The Next Big Political Battle In Washington Will Be The Replacement Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Politico: Trump White House urging allies to prepare for possible RBG departure

After an ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments, the Trump team began early groundwork for another potential confirmation battle.

The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump’s tenure.

The outreach began after Ginsburg, 85, on Monday missed oral arguments at the court for the first time in her 25 years on the bench. The justice, who was nominated to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, announced in late December that she underwent a surgical procedure to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs.

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WNU editor: I have had enough personal experience in my life to know that when you are in your 80s with a history of falling and injuring yourself, coupled with cancer treatments including a major operation just one month ago where malignant tumours were removed from your lungs/chest cavity, that the prognosis is not good and that any hope of a successful recovery are minimal at best. And while I am sure that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wants to sit at the Supreme Court as long as possible, let us not kid ourselves, it is a waiting game right now.

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