Ruth Bader Ginsberg was just hospitalized with an infection, according to a statement issued by the Supreme Court.
Fox News reports:
“She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August,” the statement said. “The justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
The statement said Ginsburg was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Monday night after experiencing fever and chills.
Liberal Twitter reacted strongly to the news.
RBG is in the hospital resting after being treated.
The election is about a lot of things but the Supreme Court is one of the most important factors. If you don't vote for Biden because of your BS purity, you are a selfish, childish asshole.
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) July 14, 2020
Ginsburg’s illness highlights the pivotal nature of her seat on the Supreme Court. Should she be forced to retire, President Trump would have a chance to appoint another justice to the Supreme Court.
We wish the best to Justice Ginsberg and pray for a swift recovery.