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How Pa. politicians reacted to death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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DACA supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 11/12/19
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to be appointed to the nation’s highest court, died Friday, at the age of 87. The cause was complications from metastatic pancreas cancer, the New York Times reported, citing a statement by the Supreme Court.

In a statement released late Friday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he plans to move ahead to fill the seat, setting up the potential for a brutal political battle ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

Below are reactions from Pennsylvania politicians to her death.


U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Scranton):

“Tonight our nation mourns the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer for gender equality, a champion for human rights and a fierce defender of workers on an increasingly corporate Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg served our Nation honorably and with distinction for four decades. Her heroic battles with cancer inspired countless Americans. I extend condolences to her family and may her memory be a blessing to millions of Americans.

“Consistent with the precedent set by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2016, Justice Ginsburg’s seat should not be filled until the presidential election concludes and the candidate chosen by voters is sworn into office.”

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Lehigh):

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf:

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro:

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman:

Pennsylvania House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Oakmont):

Pennsylvania Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills):

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Peters):

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills):


John Micek is the editor of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, where this story first appeared.

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