September 19, 2020

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazing American hero, and her passing is an extraordinary loss for our nation. She dedicated her life to public service and protecting our values. Thanks to her perseverance and powerful opinions, the United States is a fairer, more just nation for all. Like millions of people across the country and around the world, I have always looked up to her, and her life’s work will continue to inspire me moving forward. Nobody can truly fill her shoes, but the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court must honor her legacy and share her commitment to equality and justice.

“Just over four years ago, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans fabricated a new rule that a Supreme Court seat should not be filled during a presidential election year. If they have any respect for the Senate, the Supreme Court, and themselves, they will follow that rule again, especially with Americans already casting their votes just weeks ahead of the election. We must honor Justice Ginsburg’s final wish and allow the American people to decide who should nominate her successor.”