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.
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.
The unscheduled nap did not go unnoticed on Twitter.
— POLITICO (@politico) January 20, 2015
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Appears to Fall Asleep During State of Union...
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 21, 2015
I give Ruth Bader Ginsburg 5 minutes…pic.twitter.com/GQn9SeAN4H
— Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) January 21, 2015
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 21, 2015
Perhaps we should've seen this 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.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) January 21, 2015
— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) January 21, 2015
Ginsburg's momentary doze wasn't the only thing that drew attention to the Supreme Court justice.
— Lucky Magazine (@LuckyMagazine) January 21, 2015
Justice Ginsburg Earns Her 'Notorious' Nickname With Black Gloves http://t.co/ucIs2jHbqV
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 21, 2015
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) January 21, 2015