Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is hoping to outlast President Trump, claiming she has no plans to leave her post on the High Court anytime soon.
On Sunday, Justice Ginsberg told CNN that she believes she can serve on the Court for about another five years. The 85-year-old hopes to match her former colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at 90.
Doing so might put her retirement during a new Presidential administration – assuming President Trump doesn’t win re-election.
Ginsberg has become the unofficial figurehead of the feminine resistance, and an icon of sorts to leftist women upset over Hillary’s loss in the election.
‘I’m now 85. My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years,’ Ginsburg said to CNN on Sunday.
Ginsburg assured that she wasn’t leaving Capitol Hill any time soon at a press gathering following a production of ‘The Originalist’ in New York, a play about Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in 2016.
When asked about retiring or setting limits on Supreme Court terms she said such an effort would be impossible.
‘You can’t set term limits, because to do that you’d have to amend the Constitution,’ she said.
‘Article 3 says … we hold our offices during good behavior. And most judges are very well behaved,’ she added as the crowd laughed.
Sheriff David Clarke chimed in via Twitter on Ginsberg’s plan to hold out on her seat. He laid out what he thinks the Democrats will do.
Plan for Democrats 2020.
Have Ginsberg retire 6 months before the election in copy-cat fashion demand that McConnell hold off seating next nominee and Dems can make replacing her THE issue of the election. It'll backfire. @realDonaldTrump will be re-elected and replace her anyway pic.twitter.com/ev9Odhk2TI
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 30, 2018
She also told press about her time working with Scalia, where the two would go back and forth in forming arguments.
‘If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia. Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game,’ she said.
She added that she credits her late husband Marty as her hope in politics.
‘My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum,’ she said.
‘And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back,’ she added.
Twitter has both supportive and savage, but one stood above the others in mocking the justice.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 20 years, “I’m still not retiring!” pic.twitter.com/qFygoqkBxd
— Timstagram (@TimothyRyans) July 30, 2018
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