Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a question for the critics who think she should have stepped down during President Obama’s administration:
‘Who you would prefer on the court [rather] than me?’
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Supreme Court justice and “liberal lion” defended her 26 years serving on the highest court in the country with NPR’s Nina Totenberg at a New York event on Wednesday.
“It has been suggested by more than one commentator, including some law professors, that I should have stepped down during President Obama’s second term,” said Ginsburg, 86, as reported by CNBC . “When that suggestion is made, I ask the question: Who do you think that the President could nominate that could get through the Republican Senate? ‘Who you would prefer on the court [rather] than me?”
Plus, work gives the Notorious RBG life. She finished three weeks of radiation therapy in August for a tumor on her pancreas. She also had surgery in December for a cancer found in her lungs.
“This is my fourth cancer bout, and I found each time that when I am active I am much better than when I am just lying about feeling sorry for myself,” said Ginsburg. “The necessity to get up and go is stimulating. And somehow, all these appearances I’ve had since the end of August, whatever my temporary disability is, it stops, and I’m OK for the event.”