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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Takes Long Pauses During CNN Interview

It’s been rumored for a while now that President Trump will have another chance to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court.

The long-running scuttlebutt is that Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Reagan-appointed, libertarian-leaning Justice, will soon announce his retirement, clearing the way to appoint a principled conservative justice in place of a wavering one.

Putting another Neil Gorsuch on the bench in place of an unreliable conservative one would be a huge victory for Trump. An even bigger win, however, would be replacing a liberal justice with a conservative. And how better to dunk on liberals with than with Trump appointing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor?

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It wouldn’t get much sweeter than that. Ginsburg is currently 84 years old, not exactly a young, strapping age for a judge. Many have questioned Ginsburg’s health in recent years, starting with her dozing off during former President Obama’s State of the Union address.

In a new interview with CNN, Ginsburg appears to have the same issue. Not only does she fail to give coherent answers, she pauses for long periods, and even seems to space out at some points. Take a look:

It’s a sad thing to watch, but that’s aging for you.

Being a justice on the Supreme Court is perhaps the most important job in the country, outside of being president. Your mind must be sharp, because your decision could shape American life for decades, even centuries, to come.

Is it really beneficial for our country to have someone as old as Ginsburg on the bench? It’s definitely a question worth asking, especially when her mental faculties are failing right before our eyes.

Others on Twitter questioned if it was time for Ginsburg to hang up her robe:

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