Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Gillibrand, and Congressman Katko: Mourn the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg


Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

“New York’s heart breaks with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She was a daughter of Brooklyn and the embodiment of all that it means to be New York tough — yet her life was a testament that tough does not preclude acting with respect, grace, and dignity. I know I speak for the entire family of New York when I say we are absolutely devastated by this loss.

“As an advocate, litigator, professor, and judge, Justice Ginsburg was an unparalleled voice for our better angels and a singular force for equality and justice throughout her extraordinary career. In an era when women like her were asked why they were ‘taking the place of a man,’ she fought tirelessly to ensure our country lived up to its founding ideals, especially for all those marginalized by the status quo — from women and communities of color, to the disabled and the LGBTQ community.

“While there is still so much progress left to be made on the march towards gender equality and women’s rights, Justice Ginsberg’s legacy will continue to be a beacon for all of us in the fight.

“My thoughts are with Justice Ginsberg’s family tonight, especially her daughter Jane and son James.”

Gillibrand Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC – “The world has lost a giant. A brilliant jurist, a resolute champion for justice and a trailblazer for women’s rights, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left a legacy that will echo through history. Justice Ginsburg will forever be a feminist icon who inspired generations of young women–myself included–to follow their dreams, break through barriers and never let gender stand in the way. She will be deeply missed and my prayers are with her family and friends.” 

Katko Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Syracuse, NY—U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this evening released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Tonight, our nation is deeply mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While we come from different parties, I have always admired and had the utmost respect for Justice Ginsburg. She was a trailblazer in the fight for equality, and worked tirelessly to make our nation a more fair and just place. Justice Ginsburg was a strong and passionate voice on the Supreme Court and will be forever remembered in the decisions she authored. Robin and I offer our deepest sympathies to Justice Ginsburg’s family, friends, and all who loved and admired her.”