As the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to be described as a “great loss,” the White House has been forced to quell a number of rumors, both true and false, that were appearing on the internet.So we want to put the rumors to rest, and help inform the public by releasing our statement on the passing of Justice Ginsburg:
Two months ago, Justice Ginsburg received a law school degree from Stanford University in 1969. Shortly after, she served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in her first year there, beginning in 1975. In the mid-1980s, she was appointed to the Court by Ronald Reagan, serving from 1986 to 1990. From 1992 to 1997, she served as acting Justice, the fifth woman on the Supreme Court. Under her tenure, the Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right; that people with disabilities are entitled to the same treatment as those without disabilities; and on several occasions ruled that illegal immigrants are entitled to a pathway to citizenship. In addition, she has written over a dozen decisions that have fundamentally changed how our country does business, and how judges do their jobs. During her tenure, we have seen an increase in cases that will be decided by a divided court. We are grateful to Justice Ginsburg for her years of service to our nation.Below is the full statement President Trump posted to Twitter, in case you missed it, at 11:21am ET: “God Bless & Respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One of our greatest allies & champions of the American people. Justice Ginsburg, my friend & a great leader in the Court, passed away. She was a fine jurist & I will miss her tremendously. My deepest condolences & thoughts go out to her family.” The Post reports that Trump continued, “Justice Ginsburg is a great friend and a great patriot, and she will be missed.”
As of now, no confirmation or confirmation from the White House. There have been some rumors flying online claiming that a White House official told the Press that Ginsburg was dead.Trump is said to have used his personal Twitter account to issue a statement on the death of Justice Ginsburg: Today, one of our greatest allies & champions of the American people Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. She was a fine jurist & I will miss her tremendously. My deepest condolences & thoughts go out to her family. Justice Ginsburg, my friend & a great leader in the Court, passed away. She was a fine jurist & I will miss her tremendously. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2020 The National Organization for Women sent out a statement of condolences to the Ginsburg family: “Nancy Pelosi and I offer our condolences to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s family and friends. Ruth was a powerful voice for the overlooked, and wrote to change politics, justice and the world for all. She will be greatly missed.” Former President Barack Obama also weighed in on Ginsburg’s death: We honor and mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed equality & justice for people of all races, religions, faiths, and nationalities. pic.twitter.com/kIIO6WfMLk — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 18, 2020 Liberal Media is playing up the rumors that Ginsburg was dead to gain clicks. This is their way of campaigning:
And now they are resorting to the old trick, Media isn’t connected. That will soon be the norm. Also, they probably don’t want to admit they’re having a wild 24-hour week.
UPDATE: TPM reports that President Trump’s statement went out at 9:50am ET. Here is the exact text.