Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attempted to throw cold-water on the possibility of another Donald Trump nominee joining the Supreme Court over the weekend; saying she has approximately five years left before planning her retirement.
Ginsburg was speaking in New York City Sunday when she was asked on whether she planned to step-down from the nation’s highest court during President Trump’s first term; adding she hopes to serve until her 90th birthday.
“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.”
“My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum,” Ginsburg added. “And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back.”
Ginsburg’s comments come as Sen. Rand Paul threw his full support behind Trump’s most recent court pick, saying he will vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh when his confirmation comes before the Senate.
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BREAKING: President Trump Picks BRETT KAVANAUGH to Join Supreme Court
President Trump officially unveiled his pick to replace outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court Monday night; announcing his decision to nominate federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh currently sits on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which commonly rules on hot-button issues and major cases regarding federal law.
The 53-year-old judge was nominated to the circuit court by former President George W. Bush and confirmed back in 2006 by a 57-36 vote.
The President’s comments come after days of fevered speculation surrounding the nation’s highest court with swing-vote Anthony Kennedy announcing his planned retirement just weeks ago.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to fight the President’s nominee Monday night, saying her party will work hard to “avenge President Obama,” whose Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland stalled throughout the confirmation process.
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN? Kamala Harris Predicts ‘DESTRUCTION OF CONSTITUTION’ after Kennedy Retirement
Hyper-liberal Senator Kamala Harris painted a bleak picture for the country Wednesday night, saying, “We’re looking at the destruction of the Constitution” if Trump gets his next Supreme Court Justice confirmed.
Harris was speaking with MNSBC’s Chris Matthews when she unleashed her dire prediction just hours after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his plan to retire from the Supreme Court this July.
“If Trump gets what he wants here, what’s the Court going to look like for the next 30 years?” asked Matthews.
“We’re looking at a destruction of the Constitution of the United States, as far as I can tell based on all the folks he’s been appointing thus far for lifetime appointments,” she fired back.
Watch Harris’ dire prediction above.