Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death

Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death
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News of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgNYC street and subway signs transformed to welcome Biden, bid farewell to Trump Schumer and McConnell trade places, but icy relationship holds Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE’s death Friday evening was met with an outpouring of tributes from figures across the political spectrum as the country reeled from the passing of one of its most beloved public officials.

Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate honored Ginsburg’s dedication to public service and her status as a trailblazer for women, with House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOklahoma man who videotaped himself with his feet on desk in Pelosi's office during Capitol riot released on bond House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot With another caravan heading North, a closer look at our asylum law MORE (D-Calif.) ordering flags at the Capitol to be flown at half-staff.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the death "devastating" and praised Ginsburg as an "icon."


"Justice Ginsburg embodied justice, brilliance and goodness, and her passing is an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children," she said in a statement.

Pelosi’s counterpart in the Senate, Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerMcConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Justice watchdog to probe whether officials sought to interfere with election Capitol insurrection fallout: A PATRIOT Act 2.0? MORE (D-N.Y.), called Ginsburg “a giant in American history, a champion for justice, a trailblazer for women.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses McConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Budowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit MORE (R-Ky.) praised Ginsburg's service on the court and indicated he intends to consider President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE's nominee to fill her vacancy.

"Justice Ginsburg was thoroughly dedicated to the legal profession and to her 27 years of service on the Supreme Court. Her intelligence and determination earned her respect and admiration throughout the legal world, and indeed throughout the entire nation, which now grieves alongside her family, friends, and colleagues," he said in a statement.

"Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise," he added. "President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Trump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair MORE (R-S.C.), a close ally of President Trump, said that while he had many disagreements with Ginsburg's “legal philosophy,” he appreciated her service. He also called her a “trailblazer.”

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownPortman planned exit sets off Ohio free-for-all Portman won't run for reelection Hawley files ethics counter-complaint against seven Democratic senators MORE (D-Ohio) tweeted: "I pray that the same force of principles to which Justice Ginsburg held herself will help guide the leaders of this country."


Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Manchin vows that he won't vote to kill filibuster 'under any condition' Leahy, not Roberts, to preside over impeachment trial MORE (R-Texas) noted he had judicial differences with Ginsburg, but praised her as a "titan" of the Supreme Court.

"Her unwavering commitment to public service has inspired a generation of young Americans – particularly women – to reach for their dreams," he tweeted.

Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report MyPillow CEO says activists pressuring stores to drop product are trying to 'cancel me' Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office MORE, one of President Trump’s sons, also weighed in, calling her “a remarkable woman.”

Democratic presidential candidates, including Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegExclusive 'Lucky' excerpt: Vow of Black woman on Supreme Court was Biden turning point The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Biden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation MORE, Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDemocrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Booker brings girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, to inauguration MORE (N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas), also released statements praising her.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSenate to vote Tuesday on Biden's secretary of State pick Portman planned exit sets off Ohio free-for-all Biden must wait weekend for State Department pick MORE in her statement said Ginsburg “paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her.”