Langevin Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 18, 2020

WARWICK, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fearless trailblazer and a fierce champion of equality who inspired millions through her intellect, grace, and passion. Notorious for her devotion to creating a more just world, she opened doors and shattered ceilings throughout her storied career.

“I express my deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues, and to all Americans who mourn her passing. Today marks a truly solemn day for our nation as we reflect on the loss of a legal giant whose tireless work in the highest court in the land made our society better for all. To honor her legacy, we must commit ourselves to preserving the democracy and the freedoms she devoted her life to protecting.

“Justice Ginsburg once said: ‘I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.’ Without doubt, she will be remembered – for her courage, for her integrity, and for her work standing up for those whom society had cast to the margins. Rest in peace to an American hero who has forever left her mark on the soul and heart of our nation.”