Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away at 87, the court announced Friday. In response, many were heartbroken and took to social media and remembered the social justice champion.
Laverne Cox wrote, “Thank you #RGB. Your work and life made so much possible for all of us. #ripRGB.” Mariah Carey also expressed her condolences. She wrote, “Thank you for a lifetime of service. We will never let it be undone. RIP RGB.”
Joy Behar also took to Twitter and said, “RIP Ruth. You were brilliant. You did your job. We are all sad right now.”
Justice Ginsburg stated she would continue to be a member of the Court, until she no longer could.
“I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said in a statement in July 2020. “I remain fully able to do that.”
Once Donald Trump heard about her passing, he stated,
“Wow. I didn’t know that. I just — you’re telling me now for the first time,” he told reporters. “She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman. Whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I’m actually sad to hear that. I am sad to hear that.”
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ________ #TSRPrayersUp: Gender equality champion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away at 87, the court announced Friday. ____________ The legal pioneer, who was affectionately referred to as “The Notorious R.B.G.,” served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing with a consistent progressive voting record on the most divisive social issues including: abortion rights, same-sex marriage, immigration and affirmative action. ____________ Ginsburg was appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. She remained popular, especially among youth and was sought after for many speaking engagements across the country. She was also popular on social media for her famed exercise routine and her fiery dissents. ____________ She was one tough cookie, surviving five bouts of cancer–most recently in early 2020 when a biopsy revealed lesions on her liver, @CNN reports. In a statement, she said that chemotherapy was yielding “positive results” and that she was able to maintain an active daily routine. ____________ “I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said in a statement in July 2020. “I remain fully able to do that.”–Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s loved ones at this time 🙏🏿. Read more about her legacy at TheShadeRoom.com. (📸: @gettyimages)
This is very critical, as Trump is seeking to fill her seat with less than 50 days left to the 2020 election. Due to time, it will be very hard for this to happen, according to ABC.
Ginsburg was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton, as we previously mentioned. Her liberal beliefs reigned popular among young people. She survived five bouts of cancer, and in early 2020, a biopsy revealed lesions on her liver, according to CNN.
Our condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.