According to the Daily Beast, figures in the pro-Trump media have begun to claim that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hiding a secret illness, or she is dead. This is yet another claim from the fringe QAnon conspiracy theory.
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka took to Twitter on Thursday to suggest that Ginsburg, who has cancelled public appearances after her surgery to remove cancerous growths in her lung this past December, may be hiding an illness. He reminds his twitter followers that Ginsburg will have to appear at the State of the Union address on February 5.
“Still no sign,” Gorka tweeted. “6 days left until Ruth Bader Ginsberg has to make her official appearance at @realDonaldTrump’s State of the Union.”
CNN was informed by the filmmakers of another Ginsburg documentary that they talked to Ginsburg on Tuesday. She reportedly sounded “strong and cheerful.” The filmmakers continued, “She is writing opinions and continuing to stay on top of work.”
Pro-Trump figures continue to claim that Democrats are covering up GInsburg’s near-death or death, as they do not want Trump to fill her seat on the Supreme Court.
The idea comes from QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy which hypothesizes that Trump "is engaged in a secret war against powerful pedophiles in the deep-state and the Democratic Party."
“Q” is the anonymous person behind the conspiracy theory. Q was one of the first to guess that Ginsburg’s absences were due to a cover-up concerning her health. On January 5, Q claimed that Ginsburg was only being kept alive with the help of illicit drugs.
“What 'off-market' drugs are being provided to [RBG] in order to sustain minimum daily function?” Q wrote. “What is the real medical diagnosis of [RBG]? Who is managing her care?
Fox News added fuel to the fire when they accidentally aired an obituary graphic for Ginsburg on Monday night.