Missouri politicians joined millions of people reacting to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, offering condolences and expressions of admiration as well as anticipation of the fight to replace the liberal icon.
Here’s a rundown of several statements issued in the 24 hours after her death was announced. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley
Hawley, one of 100 U.S. senators who could vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg and presumably give a court a 6-3 conservative lean, offered condolences to Ginsburg’s family from himself and his wife Erin Friday night.
“May Justice Ginsburg rest in peace,” he wrote on Twitter .
The next morning, he made clear what he expects for her replacement, noting he has vowed to oppose any nominee who doesn’t believe Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion, was wrongly decided.
“I stand by that commitment, and I call on my fellow Republican senators to take the same stand,” he wrote. Gov. Mike Parson Parson, another Republican, tweeted a statement Saturday morning offering condolences and applauding Ginsburg for upholding her position with “strength and resilience, as well as with integrity and grace.””Justice Ginsburg was a dedicated public servant and […]
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