A collective sense of grief filled Americans on Friday night when the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced. Women who’ve served in top political positions know they owe their opportunities to her, and Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to acknowledge that.
This is a devastating personal loss for so many. But more than that, it is a devastating loss for our country.
Her memory is already a blessing. May it also be a call to continue her work for justice and equality under the law. pic.twitter.com/Pn5zB72Mz9
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 19, 2020
More than just grieving the death of Justice Ginsburg, Clinton also called for her memory to be honored by those who believe in justice and equality. At a time when the Black Lives Matter movement marches for equality and threats to Roe v. Wade are threats to women’s basic bodily autonomy, honoring the legacy of Justice Ginsburg is more necessary now than at any point in history.
Despite having held up President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in 2016 until after the presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump have already announced that they will be working to fill her seat even though voters have already begun casting ballots. There is no doubt that an anti-abortion judge will top the list, and it will most likely be yet another judge on the conservative side who refuses to protect the Voting Rights Act. These views will linger on the court for decades, affecting every single American in every single court decision made every year. It is imperative that we fight to have someone nominated who is worthy to sit in the seat of the great Justice Ginsburg.
An outpouring of love came in the comments on Secretary Clinton’s tweet. Read some of those comments below: