Local politicians react to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted at 8:45 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 22:52:20-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington. She was 87.

Just the second woman to serve on the nation's highest court, Ginsburg has served in her seat since being appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

In the wake of her death, a number of politicians from Virginia have offered their condolences. Here are some of the reactions:

Gov. Ralph Northam

Sen. Tim Kaine

Sen. Mark Warner

Rep. Bobby Scott

Rep. Elaine Luria

Attorney General Mark Herring

Today, our country lost one of its true leaders. Rest in Peace, Justice Ginsburg. Her courage, moral clarity, and incisive analysis will be so badly missed. She paved the way for so many in this country and she has inspired generations of women to follow their dreams and make a true difference in the world. She transformed our legal system and worked tirelessly to overturn discriminatory statutes, making our country a more fair, equal, and just place. Her legacy and spirit will live on in every American whose life she impacted and she leaves a massive hole that can never be filled.

I'm thankful for her incredible, trailblazing career and I know I join millions of Americans in wishing peace and comfort to her family during this terribly sad time. She truly made this world a better place.

Rep. Donald McEachin

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

According to Scripps National News, Ginsburg has been in and out of the hospital for the last several months. Despite her multiple battles with cancer, Ginsburg remained active on the bench and participated in a number of important rulings over the summer.

The day before her death, she was honored by the National Constitution Center, receiving the Liberty Medal.

This story will continue to be updated as reactions from more local politicians come in.