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Foster Statement on Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 18, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

"The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a devastating loss for the Supreme Court and our country, and my thoughts go to her family during this very difficult time. Americans of all backgrounds benefitted from her fierce commitment to defending the rights enshrined in our Constitution. She was truly a pioneer in the legal world and an American hero.

“Very soon, the principles of personal integrity and fair play on which the Senate has always operated will be tested, as each Senator decides whether to abide by recent precedent that a vacancy on the Court should not be filled before the American people have a chance to make their voices heard in an upcoming presidential election."