Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that she intends to stay on the court "as long as I can do the job full steam."
At 84, Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the Supreme Court. As Ginsburg is a liberal icon, progressives are apprehensive at her being replaced by a nominee of President Donald Trump's.
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Ginsburg's comment was prompted by interviewer Jane Eisner asking about the idea of term limits for the Supreme Court.
"It might reduce partisan anxiety, it could mean that older judges could be selected to serve. It could be a graceful way for judges perhaps past their prime to leave the bench, and I'm just wondering, what do you think of this idea?" Eisner said.
Ginsburg conceded this is a subject where she's "biased and prejudiced," and said she's thankful the founding fathers for lifetime terms.
She told a story about how she kept finding a new reason to stay on, but can't find a new one after being "the longest sitting Jewish justice and woman."
"So, I'm just candid and say as long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here," Ginsburg said to applause.