Blumenthal Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant. The world is a different place because of her. More than the laws she forged are the lives she touched. She was soft-spoken and slight in stature, but packed a mighty punch. She will always be a uniquely American icon – breaking barriers with courage and conviction, and letting nothing stop her from the classroom to the courtroom.”

“As to the appointment of Justice Ginsburg’s successor, I couldn’t improve on what Mitch McConnell said after Justice Scalia’s death: The American people must have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

“This close to the election, there is no way that the United States Senate can or should act before the voters decide.”