U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell ill again last weekend and was hospitalized.
After being treated for a possible infection, the oldest serving justice returned to the court on Monday after her latest health scare.
And media reports are suggesting that she’s perfectly fine and that she attended a musical concert on Monday at the Supreme Court.
Consider that: the 86-year-old liberal icon was hospitalized for at least the third time this year, yet liberal outlets like Bloomberg are reporting that there’s nothing to worry about.
It’s also a little weird that on her first day back, she attended a concert.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg returned to her home in Washington, D.C., on Sunday and is “doing well.”
Ginsburg spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after she began experiencing chills and fever.
Roughly two weeks ago, Ginsburg missed oral arguments before the Court after she reportedly come down with another illness, this time it was a “stomach bug.”
She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Johns Hopkins for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection.
While most certainly wish Ginsburg a speedy recovery, there are very serious questions lingering around her health and whether she’s still capable of serving on the nation’s highest court.
Las month, Ginsburg completed three weeks of radiation therapy at a New York City hospital to treat a malignant tumor on her pancreas.
An abnormality was detected in early July during a routine blood test, and a subsequent biopsy revealed the tumor.
The 86-year-old liberal liberal icon began radiation treatments on Aug. 5 and received treatment as an outpatient.
Despite several health challenges and major surgeries over the years to remove cancerous nodes, Ginsburg said she doesn’t think she should step down from the Supreme Court.
“The work is really what saved me because I had to concentrate on reading the briefs, doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew it had to get done,” she said back in September. “So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were just to do the job.”
Obviously keeping the most liberal justice on the court is more important to Democrats than her health and well being.
But beyond that, there are serious issues questions about how much longer she can continue to serve on the Supreme Court.
In December of 2018, the 85-year-old Justice had surgery to remove two cancerous growths from her left lung, forcing her to miss almost a month of oral arguments on the Supreme Court.
In 2009, she had surgery for pancreatic cancer and missed time from the Supreme Court during her recovery.
Back in 1999, Ginsburg had colorectal cancer that required nine months of chemotherapy.
While many have wished nothing but the best for Ginsburg, it’s clear that her health issues have gotten worse.
And the fact that she still continues to suffer from so many health scares has many asking if it’s time for RBG to retire.