Bill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill
Democratic lawmakers have offered legislation to build a monument on Capitol Hill to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became a liberal icon during her years on the high court and died in September.
The House bill was sponsored by Rep. Lois Frankel (Fla.) along with Reps. ackie Speier (Calif.), Brenda Lawrence (Mich.), Veronica Escobar (Texas) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (Ill.).
A similar bill was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) along with 15 other Democratic senators.
“She was an icon and a trailblazer who dedicated her life to opening doors for women at a time when so many insisted on keeping them shut,” Klobuchar said. “It is only fitting that the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives honor her life and service by establishing a monument in the Capitol.”
Ginsburg has been seen as a feminist icon to many for her work in the justice system. She sat on the Supreme Court for 27 years.
Her death triggered a fierce clash months before the presidential election when President Trump nominated conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett to replace her. She was confirmed to the court just before the election.
Ginsburg was the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court and was appointed by former President Bill Clinton.