Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday at the age of 87. The historic figure was beloved by impactful figures on both sides of the political spectrum. Former presidents have already started to release statements as a tribute to Ginsburg and her legacy.
While Ginsburg and former President George W. Bush disagreed on their political perspectives, Bush honored the profound impact she made and her service to the nation. He said, "Laura and I join our fellow Americans in mourning the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She dedicated many of her 87 remarkable years to the pursuit of justice and equality, and she inspired more than one generation of women and girls."
Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. While we are still waiting on a statement from the former president, it is clear how highly he regarded the Justice. When nominating her to the Court, he called her “the Thurgood Marshall of gender equality law.”
Ginsburg is widely regarded as both a progressive and feminist icon. She was the second woman to ever be appointed to the nation's highest court, a pioneer in United States history. She died due to "complications of metastatic pancreas cancer."
In her final days, Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera. Per NPR, she said, "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
We will keep updating this post as more presidential responses come in.
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