Cancer finally took Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement that read, in part, “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Just like Ted Kennedy was the Liberal Lion of the Senate, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg was the liberal lion of the Supreme Court. Opponent and ally alike heaped praise on the woman who got along famously with conservative icon Antonin Scalia. RBG and Scalia were polar opposites in most of their rulings, yet were frequently seen together at operas with their spouses. Now they’ll be linked by the fact that their unexpected deaths have started a ton of turmoil in an election year.

The court said Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women’s rights and a fierce advocate for gender equality, died “surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.”

RBG’s death is certain to touch off a political firestorm in DC. In a year that’s already been event-filled X 10, it seems, it’s about to get cut-throat. The political debate is already shaping up. It’s sure to rock the political world from now to Election Day and beyond.

Minnesota U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Tonight, I join with all Minnesotans in praying for the family and friends of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She dedicated herself to public service on behalf of our country. Although there are many rulings in which I differed with Justice Ginsburg ideologically, she was a fierce jurist and an honorable public servant. Although she and the late Justice Antonin Scalia differed on judicial philosophy, they are famous for having a close personal friendship. That’s the kind of example we can all profit from in this age of fierce political divisiveness.”

President Trump was holding a rally in Bemidji, MN, when RBG passed away. He didn’t find out until after the rally. Here’s his reaction to the news:

Later, President Trump tweeted this statement:

I expect this weekend to be somewhat quiet while the Democrats do their opposition research into President Trump’s nominee and Republicans figure out a strategy for getting President Trump’s nominee confirmed. If you thought that the Kavanaugh confirmation was a s***storm, that’ll look quaint by the time this one is finished.

2 Responses to “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RIP”

  • eric z says:

    McConnell and Trump, McConnell being front man, will be unseemly in trying to put one more corporatist stiff on the Court. I hope it backfires on them and an election loss is solidified by such crassness. The body is still warm, but they are moving.

  • Rex newman says:

    I have to admire her consistency, almost always for the “progressive” side. But she did draw some lines of absurdity vs arguments. Would that our nominees had the same reverence for our Constitution.

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