Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court.

Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election.

NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera days before her death, which said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted his condolences for Ginsburg: “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a revered jurist, a trailblazer for women’s rights, and a fierce advocate for justice. Throughout her 27 years of service on our nation’s highest court, and multiple battles with cancer, she displayed undaunted courage and resolve.”

County Executive Marc Elrich called Ginsburg “an icon,” tweeting, “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer, and her presence on the Court will be missed. She leaves us a fairer, more just country. This is an incredible loss for all Americans. May her memory be a blessing for us all.”

Maryland Representatives in U.S. House, Senate Honor Ginsburg

Here’s how Maryland’s representatives in the U.S. House and Senate have been paying tribute to Ginsburg on Twitter. In addition to tweeting condolences, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin have also commented on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent statement, vowing to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy with an appointee from President Donald Trump.

Montgomery County Councilmembers Honor Ginsburg

Several Montgomery County Councilmembers have tweeted their condolences for Ginsburg.

State Delegates and State Senators in Maryland Honor Ginsburg

Several of Maryland State Delegates and State Senators are also honoring Ginsburg on Twitter.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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