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Massachusetts Congressional Members Mourn Ginsburg's Passing

Members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with some saying the vote on a replacement should come after the election.

“Any attempt by the GOP to push through a rushed appointment process” before the presidential election “would be a calloused affront to her notorious legacy,” said U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a Democrat, in a written statement Friday night. “To honor Justice Ginsburg and protect our Democracy, we will turn our collective grief into action.”

Ginsburg, who was the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer in the fight for equal rights and a role model to young women across the country,” said U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat, in a written statement. “She was a trailblazer from beginning to end.”

Over the weeks leading up the election, the country must fight for Ginsberg’s legacy, Markey said.

“We must mobilize, organize, and remove Donald Trump from office to ensure that her service to our country and her commitment to justice and equality are never lost or forgotten,” he said.

This article was originally published on September 19, 2020.

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