“Justice Ginsburg is very ill,” he wrote on Twitter directly following news that she had cancerous growths removed from her left lung. “Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left.”
O’Reilly’s remarks were then eviscerated by McCain, co-host of ABC’s “The View” and daughter of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, who died last August in a battle against brain cancer.
″There’s really nothing more gross and ghoulish than people in the media pontificating on a public persons health and the hypothetical political ramifications of their death,” she wrote back by the evening. “Join me in praying for RBG to have a speedy and healthy recovery – we are Christians, aren’t we Bill?”
McCain’s remarks are noteworthy considering her own experience as the family member of a prominent official who faced struggles with his health, but she wasn’t the only one to jump on O’Reilly’s message.
His comments sent some Twitter users into a fury as they slammed the former cable host for the “sick” statement, ripping his character and wondering whether he meant to suggest he was awaiting Ginsburg’s death.
Ginsburg had two nodules removed in a New York City hospital, the Supreme Court said in a statement Friday. There have been no signs of any residual disease.