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WATCH: Honor Guard Suddenly COLLAPSES As Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Lies in Repose

For reasons yet unexplained, an honor guard suddenly collapsed in front of the casket of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as she lay in repose during an honorary ceremony earlier today.

Justice O’Connor was the first female Supreme Court Justice and passed away earlier this month.

Watch the moment the honor guard abruptly fell to the floor here:

The Messenger reported on what happened:

An honor guard collapsed while guarding the casket of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who died earlier in December and is lying in repose at the Supreme Court.

The guard could be seen on TV during CNN’s broadcast of O’Connor’s casket sitting in the court’s Great Hall, being helped by other honor guards and security personnel. It is still unclear what exactly happened to the guard.

NBC News also reported on the honorary service for Justice O’Connor:

Mourners paid their respects to the trailblazing Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the Supreme Court on Monday, a day before her funeral service.

O’Connor, a savvy consensus builder who was the first woman to serve on the court, died Dec. 1 at the age of 93.

Her body will lie in repose in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall all day Monday.

O’Connor’s casket arrived at the court at around 9:30 a.m., and Supreme Court police officers carried it into the building.

Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff were among those who visited the court while the casket was on display.

Earlier, justices and family members honored O’Connor during a ceremony next to her casket, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor calling her a “life role model.” Sotomayor noted that the late former justice was enthusiastic about bringing the Supreme Court judges together for lunches, dinners and barbecues, movies and theater, and even visits to museums.

Is it just me or does it seem like this happens a lot these days?

We know little details about the health of the honor guard who collapsed or the reason why.

What do you think the cause was? Climate change?


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