Kentucky Senator Awaits the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


On Saturday, Republican senator Jim Bunning predicted that his support for conservative judges will come into play in the near future because liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who returned to work today after having pancreatic-cancer surgery, would be dead within nine months. Ginsburg has “bad cancer. The kind that you don’t get better from,” he said at the Hardin County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. What a mensch. We wish you the same amount of luck on your reelection, Senator. [Courier-Journal]

Update: Senator Bunning released a statement this afternoon: “I apologize if my comments offended Justice Ginsburg. That certainly was not my intent. It is great to see her back at the Supreme Court today and I hope she recovers quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.”