Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering from surgery to remove cancerous growths in her lung.
But not everyone is wishing her a speedy recovery.
Political commentator and former Fox News employee Bill O'Reilly was harshly criticized for his reaction to the news.
"Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left."
Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left.— Bill O'Reilly (@Bill O'Reilly) 1545415381.0
Condemnation rained down almost immediately.
@BillOReilly At some point the world, and attractive women rejected you. Deep down inside your fragile little mind… https://t.co/VextK9JxLc— TweetYouRight (@TweetYouRight) 1545579598.0
@BillOReilly I don’t think you be a bigger ass than if you tried really hard. Were you born this way or just aspired lower? Just wondering…— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova) 1545589776.0
@BillOReilly ☝🏼People from the party of Jesus trying to keep Christ in Christmas when they never had him to begin with.— Richard Gallegos #ReturnTheChildren (@Richard Gallegos #ReturnTheChildren) 1545581216.0
@BillOReilly Nice hearing from you Bill. Reminds me how much I enjoy your absence!— Connell Griffin (@Connell Griffin) 1545602748.0
@BillOReilly She has a form of slow-growing, localized, non-aggressive, non-invasive cancer that occurs frequently… https://t.co/COvfuzBfUU— matliandy (@matliandy) 1545553381.0
@BillOReilly You thought you were indestructible, yet YOU destroyed your own career by letting "power, control and… https://t.co/jxkhcQ3zCI— Loving it (@Loving it) 1545568022.0
O'Reilly was also criticized by The View host Meghan McCain, who also used to work at Fox News.
″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 said. "Join me in praying for RBG to have a speedy and healthy recovery – we are Christians, aren't we Bill?"
There’s really nothing more gross and ghoulish than people in the media pontificating on a public persons health an… https://t.co/8wwKkL9Url— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) 1545436034.0
The cancerous growths in Ginsburg's lungs were discovered when she cracked three ribs in a fall at the court.
The surgery was a success and doctors say there is no sign of remaining disease. The justice, now 85, has been treated for cancer two other times: colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.
She is still in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. No information has been released on when she might return to Washington DC.
The Supreme Court next meets on January 7. Ginsburg, despite her health problems, has never missed arguments.
Close friends report Ginsburg is already sitting up in a chair and making phone calls.