WASHINGTON–Hoosier Democrats and Republicans reacted Friday night to Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death with praise for her longevity and accomplishments as a jurist.
“We remember her extraordinary life,” said Sen. Todd Young (R). “Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation’s highest court and earning a special place in our nation’s history.”
Young said he believes Ginsburg’s story will inspire future generations of Americans.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to public service, and our nation will always remember her with gratitude as a trailblazer for women. May she Rest In Peace, and may God comfort her family in this difficult time.
— Jackie Walorski (@RepWalorski) September 19, 2020
Democratic candidate for governor, Dr. Woody Myers said Ginsburg had the heart of a lioness, despite her small size.
“She’s been an incredible advocate for those who haven’t gotten a fair shake, an incredible advocate for women,” he said.
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Myers pointed out that as a doctor, he would have encouraged her to stop working because of her cancer.
“I would have told her years ago,” he said. “And yet she continued to offer her wisdom, her intellect and her life to the rest of us.”
Myers said she will be remembered well by people from both parties because she didn’t say cross words about people, but used her intellect to get her points across. He said Republicans should not try to force through a nominee to the court.
“Mitch McConnell, without any hesitation at all, denied Barack Obama well before 44 days or 45 days before an election the opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court when it was appropriate to do so. I think Republicans are gonna realize if they choose a different pathway now that they have a president in power they are gonna pay for that for many years.”
Rest In Peace, Your Honor. There aren’t enough words to express our gratitude to you. https://t.co/IKyU7qd2xo
— John Zody (@johnzody) September 18, 2020
Gov. Holcomb offered his condolences, saying Ginsburg had “triumphed in life”, and would take her place in heaven.
Rep. Andre Carson (D), of Indianapolis, said Ginsburg’s death is a monumental loss.
“She was a tireless champion for civil rights and equality for all. She experienced the sting of bigotry and spent her life working to prevent future generations from experiencing the same prejudice she rose up against,” he said.