DENVER, CO – House Speaker KC Becker and Majority Leader Alec Garnett today released the following statements reacting to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be remembered as a trailblazing giant of American jurisprudence,” said House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder. “I am heartbroken to hear of her passing. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court the summer before I started law school, and throughout my years there she was an unyielding force of inspiration for myself and my fellow women law students. She has no doubt inspired leagues of young lawyers for three decades since, and I am confident that she will continue to inspire any woman seeking to practice law long after her passing. May she rest in peace and power.”
“With every decision, every dissent, and every question raised during Supreme Court hearings, Ruth Bader Ginsburg furthered the cause of justice,” said House Majority Leader Alec Garnett. “At 5’1, she was a towering presence — a fierce ally to all those who fought for equality and the improvement of our country and a fearless foe to those who did not. I can only hope and pray that Cory Gardner, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate in Washington will respect the legacy of an American icon, as well as their own rules about Supreme Court appointments during presidential election years, and wait until 2021 to vote on a nominee for her seat.”