Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has taken a fall Wednesday evening and now has three fractured ribs, according to a release from the court Thursday.
The court’s press secretary, Kathy Arberg, said Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday night.
“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” the statement said. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”
“At first I thought it was nothing,” said Ginsburg. She added, however, that the injury occurred at the start of the Supreme Court’s difficult final month, “so it was the worst possible time.”
I guarantee DC liberals are collectively holding their breath and crossing every body part that can be crossed.
The Justice is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Ginsburg, who has survived two serious bouts with cancer, has regular check-ups and said Tuesday that her health in that sense is “great.” She uses a personal trainer.
The court said it will provide updates on Justice Ginsburg’s condition when they become available.
Ginsburg is a Clinton appointee who has been on the high court since 1993. She has become a symbol for progressives, and has captivated millennials, who affectionately call her the “Notorious R.B.G” after the rap singer “Notorious B.I.G.”
Ginsburg made headlines once when she said she would not look to the U.S Constitution if she were asked how to set up a new country. Constitutionalists shook their heads wondering how a Supreme Court justice could make such a statement.
The internet went nuts after the news of her injury was reported, with supporters sending her well wishes on Twitter.
“Is rib donation a thing? If it is, I volunteer,” one goofy supporter tweeted.
Speedy recovery to #RBG. Is rib donation a thing? If it is, I volunteer.
— Jenni Bank (@JBmezzo) November 8, 2018
The court’s press office released the news of her fall and injuries about an hour before the court is expected to hold a special, off-camera ceremony to welcome Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Ginsburg will not attend Thursday’s ceremony, which President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to attend.
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