Oklahoma Leaders Honor Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Friday, September 18th 2020, 7:54 pm
By: Kristin Wells


Oklahoma leaders paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87.

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In the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling in the McGirt v. Oklahoma case, Justice Ginsburg was in the majority, leaving a lasting impact on the state of Oklahoma.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said a Trump Supreme Court nominee will receive a vote by a full Senate. Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the nomination to replace Justice Ginsburg should happen after voters 'pick the president.'

President Trump called Justice Ginsburg an 'amazing woman', but has not mentioned filling her vacant Supreme Court Seat. The President issued this statement, saying,

President Trump Statement on RBG

Representative Kevin Hern noted her impact on many Americans, saying in part, “she was a dedicated public servant and showed remarkable resilience as she fought cancer these last several years. Many Americans were inspired by her life and legacy."

Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate Abby Broyles offered her condolences and gratefulness for Ginsburg’s life work, saying in part, “I deeply admired her, as a lawyer and a woman fighting to be where we belong – where decisions are made.”

Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister offered a tribute on Twitter, quoting Ginsburg.

Representative Frank Lucas honored her trailblazing work and commitment to justice, saying in part, "during this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with Justice Ginsburg's family and her colleagues of the United States Supreme Court."

Senator James Lankford issued a statement regarding the passing of Ginsburg, saying, “Cindy and I are praying for Justice Ginsburg’s children and grandchildren as they mourn the loss of their mother and grandmother, and that God may grant peace and comfort on them in the days ahead. While we have disagreed on some issues and interpretations of the law, she was a remarkable legal mind that served honorably on the bench for 27 years. She was a force, a pioneer, and someone who loved our nation.”

Congresswoman Kendra Horn paid tribute to the late justice, saying in part, "Like so many Americans, I am heartbroken by her passing. Over a 27-year career on the nation’s highest court, Justice Ginsburg worked to defend our nation’s Constitution and to protect the rights of marginalized communities. Her voice and her legacy will never be forgotten."

Trent Shores, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma also issued a statement, saying in part, "Thank you for your service to cause of justice. AG Barr said it well: “She leaves a towering legacy, and all who seek justice mourn her loss.”'

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt offered his condolences, saying in part, "The people of Oklahoma City deeply mourn this loss while we celebrate Justice Ginsburg’s life, accomplishments & service."