Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) declared over the weekend that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be dead within “nine months.” In the course of explaining his support for conservative judges to a crowd at the Hardin County Kentucky Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said that a fight over a new Supreme Court justice would start “very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg…has cancer”:
“Bad cancer. The kind that you don’t get better from,” he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.
“Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer,” he said.
Bunning’s prediction may be a bit off, as Ginsburg’s doctors have found that “her cancer has not spread, a significant worry after finding a small tumor, which has turned out to be benign, located on the 75-year-old’s pancreas.” “All lymph nodes proved negative for cancer, and no metastasis was found,” her doctors said in a statement.
Additionally, MSNBC reports that Ginsburg “returned to work today at the Supreme Court, taking her place at the bench as the court resumed hearing oral arguments.”