U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was long — too long for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who appeared to fall asleep as it was being delivered, Yahoo News said.
Seated in the first row alongside her fellow justices, the 81-year-old was caught on camera nodding off about 20 minutes into Obama’s 59-minute speech, Yahoo said.
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The unscheduled nap did not go unnoticed on Twitter, especially by conservatives.
Michelle Malkin’s tweeted photo was a frontal shot of the justice and her droopy head, seated next to her obviously more attentive colleagues, with the text: “We are all Ruth Bader Ginsburg now.” The Washington Times said.
Another person, Lara Naaman, tweeted: “#RBG YOU ARE MY HERO.”, the Times said.
Perhaps we should’ve seen it coming. Ginsburg, who’s been known to nod off during State of the Union speeches, arrived at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday night carrying a newspaper, Yahoo News said.
Conservative website The American Thinker said Ginsburg “offered an eloquent critique” of the address, and claimed Ginsburg is under pressure to resign so as to allow President Obama to appoint a young successor.