(PatrioticPost.com)- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known not just as a left-wing judge and a leader in the modern women’s rights movement, but also as somebody who could respectfully disagree with conservatives. Her friendship with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia is well documented, and so the respect paid to her by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday was very fitting.
While Leader McConnell is pushing for a vote on President Donald Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court justice nominee, which is reportedly something Justice Ginsberg didn’t want to happen until after Trump left office, he remained respectful.
“Our nation is mourning the end of an exceptional American life,” he said. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meant so much to our country. First and foremost, she was a brilliant generational, legal mind who climbed past one obstacle after another to summit the very pinnacle of her profession.”
McConnell said that Ginsburg was a “fixture” on the nation’s highest court for over a quarter of a century and that she was more than just a lawyer, but a “leader.”
“From majority opinions to impassioned dissent, her life’s work will not only continue to shape jurisprudence, but also enlightened scholars and students for generations,” he added. “By all accounts, Justice Ginsburg loved her work because she loved the law.”
Sen. McConnell tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “She was not just a lawyer. No, not just a lawyer, but a leader.”
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President Donald Trump was similarly respectful last Friday when he was informed by journalists of the death of the left-wing judge.
“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? She was an amazing woman. Whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life,” Trump told reporters.
“I’m actually saddened to hear that, I’m saddened to hear that,” President Trump added.
While Republicans move forward with fulfilling their constitutional duty and nominating and voting on a new justice, owing to the White House and Senate both being held by the GOP, the Democrats are considering pushing for the impeachment of President Trump and Attorney General William Barr to stop them.