The great RBG mystery is now over.
America can rest assured that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is doing “just fine” as she was finally spotted on camera amid wild speculation about her whereabouts for the last few weeks.
The 85-year-old has not been seen on camera since her last appearance in a public session in early December, before undergoing surgery for lung cancer. TMZ caught up with the Supreme Court Justice as she walked through Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
“How are you doing? Everyone in America is wondering how you’re doing right now,” the TMZ reporter asked the frail Justice who was flanked by security but apparently had no trouble getting around on her own.
“Just fine,” she responded.
Eight weeks after undergoing surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung, Ginsburg returned to the bench on Tuesday, ending liberals’ fears that she would not be coming back.
Ginsburg looked every bit like her usual self in her first #Scotus argument since her 12/21 surgery: She climbed three steps to the bench with no apparent difficulty, asked her first question barely a minute in & asked 5 questions total.
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) February 19, 2019
NBC News’ Pete Williams reported that the justice, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by former President Bill Clinton in 1993, walked in “under her own steam” and took her customary seat before asking the Court’s first question in oral arguments.
Arguably the most liberal justice on the court, Ginsburg’s long absence and lack of camera appearances left many wondering if she was even still alive.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 29, 2019
And while she has indicated she has no plans to retire immediately, eyes are on Ginsburg’s every move as her departure from the Court would make way for President Trump to nominate his third candidate, undoubtedly another conservative.
Video of Ginsburg at the airport did not seem to quell the demands on social media as many still would not believe what TMZ was reporting.
Wasn’t she at work last week and NO ONE got a picture but they got one from her at the airport in who knows where ? ? ? ?
— maryjane (@emw1961) February 19, 2019
WOW! Surgery sure has improved her posture!
— BBert Mom (@BBDogHouse) February 19, 2019
I’m not buying it.
— Kim Simmons (@sweetwater777) February 19, 2019
Could be a double….
— CTRLXCVB (@CTRLXCVB) February 19, 2019
Reports of Ginsburg back on the bench did not go over so well either as Twitter users demanded more proof.
COME ON!!! Where’s the picture? Video? This is not sufficient.
— Rachel Smith (@Ris4_Rachel) February 19, 2019
Anyone got a NEW PICTURE?
Asking for a friend
— The Reckoning is Coming (@ReckoningComing) February 19, 2019
— Pat Riot (@PatRiot865) February 19, 2019
Pics or it didn’t happen.
— Randy (@RandallTay1or) February 19, 2019
Justice Ginsburg walked unassisted up the steps leading to the Supreme Court bench and took her place for today’s oral argument. I saw it with my own two eyes https://t.co/sx1XtBoXUR
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) February 19, 2019
Many others, however, just saluted her tenacity.
Is she fit to serve? Tough person, I’ll give her that.
— ThePianoMan (@TheReturning1) February 19, 2019
She’s one tough bird. Good for her kicking cancers ass and making it back to work. Salute.
— Milkedude (@milkedude) February 19, 2019
So glad to hear that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the bench. She’s a superwoman. ??
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 19, 2019
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