Paramedics Raced to Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Residence
President Trump has already appointed one Supreme Court justice, and he will likely appoint more.
Odds would say that Ginsberg would be the next to go, given her age. But you never know.
As we learned recently, Justice Sotomayor has health issues of her own:
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said.
The 63-year-old Sotomayor, one of the nine-member court’s four liberal justices, was diagnosed as a child with type 1 diabetes and has openly discussed her experience with the chronic illness in the past. She was named to the court in 2009 by Democratic former President Barack Obama.
“Justice Sotomayor experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by D.C. Emergency Medical Services and is doing fine,” spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. “She came to work, resumed her usual schedule, and will be participating in planned activities over the weekend.”
When she was appointed, Sotomayor became the first Hispanic justice and the third woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.
She manages her diabetes through insulin injections, glucose tablets and regular testing of her blood sugar. Sotomayor has been candid about her previous struggles and scares that led her to be more open about the disease.
News website Axios reported in October that Republican President Donald Trump predicted he would get to appoint a justice to replace Sotomayor because of her health. “No good. Diabetes,” Axios quoted him as saying.
President Trump has a way of predicting things, so I suggest Sotomayor watch the sugar levels.
In what must vex the Left to no end, President Trump is likely right about the number of justices he will replace:
They swear he’s not joking. Sources who’ve spoken to the president about the Supreme Court say he tells them he thinks he’ll have appointed four justices by the end of his first term.
“It’s all about the numbers for him,” one source said.
Asked how he comes to that jaw-dropping number, Trump mentions the obvious: he’s already replaced Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch, and there are rumors Anthony Kennedy will retire.
“Ok,” one source told Trump, “so that’s two. Who are the others?”
“Ginsburg,” Trump replied. “What does she weigh? 60 pounds?”
“Who’s the fourth?” the source asked.
“Sotomayor,” Trump said, referring to the relatively recently-appointed Obama justice, whose name is rarely, if ever, mentioned in speculation about the next justice to be replaced. “Her health,” Trump explained. “No good. Diabetes.”
I would never wish bad luck on anybody, but you know the Left considers the inevitable. 7 more years of Trump, and he’s likely right.
They say doctors gave her a clean bill of health, so she will return to work. But keep an eye on this.
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