It took Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg some 30 seconds to sit in the backseat of a sedan from the time she stood up from a wheelchair.
The frail Justice, who fell this week, broke three ribs and was admitted to a D.C. hospital, was discharged on Friday.
Video of the moment shows Ginsburg being wheeled out of the building and to an awaiting car.
With assistance, the 85-year-old got up out of the wheelchair and gingerly traversed the two feet into the backseat.
She was assisted by three individuals, not including the sedan driver.
Ginsburg reportedly fell in her office on Wednesday night, and went to the hospital early Thursday morning after “experiencing discomfort overnight”.
Breaking: Justince Ginsburg broke three ribs in a fall last night, per the Supreme Court. She went to the hospital this morning and was admitted “for observation and treatment,” the public information office adds. pic.twitter.com/vu7udRwoMs
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 8, 2018
“Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment,” according to a statement from the Court.
Progressives had pledged bubblewrap, bones, organs, and even their own lives to allow Ginsburg, a reliable liberal vote on the Court, to continue serving.
Others are bitter Ginsburg didn’t retire when President Obama was in office, allowing him to replace her with another liberal Justice.