"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", writes Politico.
She's recovering from major surgery and can probably still outlift you, bro. "Her recovery from surgery is on track", Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg said in a statement. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required".
Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous tumors from her lungs last month.
Politico reported that the White House stirrings came in response to Ginsburg being out of the office.
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After the knock-down, drag-out confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh almost tore the nation asunder, the White House and Senate are preparing for another, potentially even more divisive, showdown. It's been just under three weeks since the Notorious RBG went under the knife, so while she's theoretically still got a little more recovery time, the odds are that this beloved workaholic will be back on the bench before you know it. Widely viewed as tenaciously willing to hang on with a Republican in the presidency, Ginsburg's own affirmations suggest she may view competency to conduct the court's business as a matter that rivals the court's ideological makeup in importance. She was released from the hospital in NY four days later and has been recuperating at home since then.
Conservatives hold a 5-4 majority on the court.
According to a report at Politico, an official at the conservative Heritage Foundation - which is expected to highly influence Trump's next pick - said replacing the liberal Ginsburg is going to lead to a brutal fight.
Politico said numerous prospective nominees to replace Ginsburg were women, which theoretically would derail the likelihood of sexual-assault claims such as those faced by Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh. In mid-December, she reiterated that vow, telling an audience that she would do the job "as long as I can do it full-steam".