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Reactions to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2020-09-19T01:58:52.335Z

Ruth Bader Ginsburg achieved iconic status. This is how the political figures of the United States reacted.



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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.

Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the court, achieved iconic status, particularly among young lawyers, and her dissent increased her prominence.

This is how the political figures of the United States reacted.

Trump says Ginsburg "was an incredible woman who led an incredible life"

President Donald Trump appeared to hear the news of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing from journalists.

"Just now?" He replied, when asked about his death.

He had an incredible life.

What else can you say? "Said Trump.

"She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life."

After his comments, Trump climbed the stairs to board Air Force One. Trump had been holding a campaign event in Minnesota when news of Ginsburg's death broke.

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pictured in Washington in 2013. She was the second woman to be in the highest court of Justice.

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She was born on March 15, 1933 as Joan Ruth Bader.

In this photo she was two years old.

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She met her husband, Martin, while attending Cornell University, and they both studied law.

They got engaged in December 1953.

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She was the first woman hired as an incumbent at Columbia University School of Law.

She also taught at Rutgers University.

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President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsuburg to the US Supreme Court in June 1993. Here he is holding a photo of Hillary Clinton singing the "toothbrush song" with Ginsburg's granddaughter Clara.

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Ginsburg is sworn in on the Supreme Court before Attorney General William Rehnquist in August 1993.

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Ginsburg poses with his family on the Supreme Court in October 1993.

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Ginsburg and Judge Sandra Day O'Connor hold balls given to them by the U.S. women's basketball team in December 1995.

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Ginsburg, front right, poses with other prominent Jewish Americans on Ellis Island in 1996. The image is part of a project by photographer Frederic Brenner.

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Ginsburg poses with President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at the State Department on January 28, 2005, when he was sworn in.

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Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court in 2007 in a "Super Diva" hoodie.

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Ginsubur arrives at a session of Congress in which President Barack Obama was speaking in 2009. That month she had undergone surgery and treatment for an early stage of pancreatic cancer.

A decade earlier, she had received successful surgery for colon cancer.

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While waiting to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University, Ginsburg is surprised by a serenade by Placido Domingo in 2011.

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Ginsburg talks to Hilarry Clinton at the State Department in Washington in 2012.

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The US Supreme Court, with its newest member Brett Kavanaugh, poses for an official portrait in Washington in November 2018.

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Ginsburg makes his first public appearance after it was announced in August 2019 that he had received treatment for pancreatic cancer.

It was during the acceptance of an honorary degree at the University at Buffalo.

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Ginsburg participates in a discussion on the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University in February 2020. It is the amendment that guarantees the vote of women in America.

Nancy Pelosi orders U.S. Capitol flags to fly at half mast in honor of Ginsburg

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, ordered the flags in the United States Capitol to fly at half mast in honor of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to a tweet from one of her staff members.

"President Pelosi has ordered the flags on the US Capitol to fly at half mast due to the passing of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg," tweeted Drew Hammill, her deputy chief of staff.

"There will never be another like her"

(Credit: AP Photo / State Department)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid her respects to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Twitter tonight, saying "there will never be another like her."

“Judge Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, myself included.

There will never be another like her.

Thank you RBG, ”Clinton tweeted.

Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me.

There will never be another like her.

Thank you RBG.

- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 19, 2020

Former President George W. Bush said that Ruth Bader Ginsburg "dedicated many of her remarkable 87 years to the pursuit of justice and equality," according to a statement he issued with his wife, Laura, shortly after the death was announced. of the judge.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called her "a giant in American history" and a "trailblazer for women."

Tonight, we mourn the passing of a giant in American history, a champion for justice, a trailblazer for women.

She would want us all to fight as hard as we can to preserve her legacy.

- Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 18, 2020

New York leaders mourned the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was born in Brooklyn in 1933.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was "devastated" by the loss and tweeted that Ginsburg was a "daughter of Brooklyn" and a "tenacious spirit that moved this country forward in justice, equality and morality. ».

Like so many of you, I'm crushed that we lost an incomparable icon.


A daughter of Brooklyn.


A tenacious spirit who moved this country forward in fairness, equality and morality.


She was Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She never backed down from a fight.

Tonight her hometown and world mourn.

- Major Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 18, 2020

Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state "is heartbroken" by his death.

"During her extraordinary career, this Brooklyn native broke barriers and the letters RBG took on new meaning, as a battle cry and inspiration," wrote Cuomo.

NY's heart breaks with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

During her extraordinary career, this Brooklyn native broke barriers & the letters RBG took on new meaning — as battle cry & inspiration.

Her legal mind & dedication to justice leave an indelible mark on America.

- Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 19, 2020

Former President Jimmy Carter recalled Ginsburg as a "powerful legal mind and a strong advocate for gender equality" in a statement after her death.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, said they "join countless Americans in mourning the loss of a truly great woman."

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Ruth Bader Ginsburg "will be remembered as one of the great judges in modern American history."

His death "is a tremendous loss to our country," he tweeted.

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tremendous loss to our country.

She was an extraordinary champion of justice and equal rights, and will be remembered as one of the great justices in modern American history.

- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 19, 2020

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