The United States was dealt a terrible blow when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed. One year later, The Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican campaign strategists who have since broken with their party over Donald Trump, offered a touching tribute to the late RBG on Saturday.
One year ago today our nation lost one of its greatest fighters — the incomparable, the supreme, the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/UuaimXtyfd
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 18, 2021
RBG was a strong advocate for women’s rights who went to law school at 26 after being demoted from her job in a Social Security office because she was pregnant. At the age of 37, President Jimmy Carter appointed Ginsburg to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. At age 50, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Supreme Court of the United States. At the time of her death, she had reached the status of a living legend who fought to ensure the rights of women in every state.
Ginsburg quite famously disagreed with Trump on many things and was unafraid to say so. Prior to his election, RBG said in an interview that she could not “imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president … For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that” and called him a “faker” with a huge ego. Her passing allowed the country’s worst president to put a third justice on the Supreme Court, upsetting the balance so much that Texas was not blocked from ending abortion rights in their state, leaving women who need reproductive healthcare in limbo.
What our country could definitely use now is less Donald Trumps and more Ruth Bader Ginsburgs.
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