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North Dakota current, former politicians remember the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020(WJRT)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 9:25 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota politicians, past and present, are remembering the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday at age 87.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, posted the following statement on Twitter:

“Justice Ginsburg served on our nation’s highest court for more than 2 decades. The second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, she will be remembered as a trailblazer who devoted her life to serving the American people. Mikey & I send sincere condolences to her loved ones.”

Former Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-ND, posted the following statement on Twitter:

“My thoughts and prayers tonight are for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a champion for women’s rights and a strong Supreme Court Justice on so many important issues! America will miss RBG!"

He continued:

"As a U.S. Senator, one of my proudest days was my vote to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Serve on the Supreme Court in 1993. America is a better place because she was there! God bless her! I am so very sad tonight!”

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, posted the following statement in a retweet on Twitter:

“Heaven has gained an American giant. RIP #RBG.”

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-ND, posted the following statement on Twitter:

“Justice Ginsburg was a once in a generation American and a judicial titan. She was a pioneer, an advocate, and an incredible woman. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones."

Gov. Doug Burgum, R-ND, directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff, and encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor of Ginsberg.

Your News Leader will update this story as more reactions from North Dakota leaders come in.

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