Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, the court says. She was 87. Here's how her colleagues, fans and others responded on social media.
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
Tonight, we mourn the passing of a giant in American history, a champion for justice, a trailblazer for women.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 18, 2020
She would want us all to fight as hard as we can to preserve her legacy.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan of justice. Her jurisprudence expanded the rights of all Americans, shaping our lives for the better. And her example now shines within the history of our country, there to inspire generations. pic.twitter.com/GffcMQivDx— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 18, 2020
To think of everything she sacrificed for all of us until her dying day. A hero and an icon. Peter and I extend our condolences, prayers and sincerest gratitude to the family of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) September 18, 2020
George W. Bush statement: "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."— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) September 19, 2020
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a credit to the Court.— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 18, 2020
I disagreed with many of her decisions but they were all well reasoned and well argued.
She was a close friend of her ideological opposite, Justice Scalia.
They both loved opera, law and the U.S.A.
May She Rest In Peace
So sorry for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s family and for our country. She was a fighter and she was firmly on the side of justice. I hope her example and her legacy can inspire us all in the fight of our lives. RIP RBG.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 18, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg devoted her life to the fight for equality and the rule of law. There is no greater responsibility in this moment than ensuring that fight continues. This is it. Everything. We have to step up and collectively demand justice. We cannot back down.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the kind of scholar and patriot you get excited about explaining to your kids. The kind of person who you say “who knows, one day you could be HER”. I hope you rest well, RBG, you must have been tired from changing the world.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 19, 2020
No! No! No! Not RBG! If you want a true queen look no further. She fought more health battles, misogynist men and egos, the “you cants” than most of us ever will. A true trailblazer, wife, mother and advocate for those seeking equality. Your death breaks me tonight. F 2020 pic.twitter.com/qQCNH4LIO7— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 18, 2020
Rest In Peace Justice Ginsberg. Her incomparable life, her extraordinary talent & intellect and her amazing spirit made an enormous impact on the Court and the law and she was a gift to our nation. God bless her and her family as she reunites with her beloved husband, Marty.— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) September 18, 2020
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is an immense loss. And the fate of the country should not rest on one woman’s shoulders however giant they were. I’m so sorry for her family and friends.— roxane gay (@rgay) September 18, 2020
Her legacy on this country's justice system, unparalleled. Her tenacity for ensuring this country lived up to its promise for equality, unmatched.— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) September 18, 2020
The loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a giant loss for our country. May she rest in peace.
This is not a time for politics. This is not a time to discuss who will replace her on the Supreme Court. It is time to say RIP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Though we disagreed on much you lived a life of exemplary service, patriotism and you are a role model for young women.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) September 18, 2020
At this moment, we should focus on the incredible life that Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived and the contributions she made to the rest of us. There is not an American today whose life has not been changed or made better because of her courage, intellect and leadership.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 18, 2020
She carried us for so long. And she knew. She knew what was waiting, and she held on for us all, at the expense of time with her loved ones. We owe it to her that her fight not be in vain.— Ashlee Latimer (@ALNL) September 18, 2020
RIP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll carry the torch now. We must.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A model for fairness, rational thought, and progress. She will be missed more than we can yet imagine.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 18, 2020
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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
While I had many differences with her on legal philosophy, I appreciate her service to our nation.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
May she Rest In Peace.
A brilliant mind, a remarkable life, an incredible impact on our country. Rest In Peace, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 19, 2020
Tonight, the flags are flying at half staff over the Capitol to honor the patriotism of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Every woman and girl, and therefore every family, in America has benefitted from her brilliance.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 19, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored. My statement: https://t.co/Wa6YcT5gDi— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg fiercely fought to defend the rights of all of us.— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) September 19, 2020
It’s our turn to take up the fight.
Rest in power, Justice Ginsburg.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She was an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 19, 2020
Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 19, 2020
Tonight we mourn, we honor, and we pray for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family. But we also recommit to fight for her legacy.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 19, 2020
Doug and I send our heartfelt prayers to Jane and James, and the entire Ginsburg family, particularly on this holy day of Rosh Hashanah. pic.twitter.com/SNyqZCznfv