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Adams Honors Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the House Floor

Oct 1, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) honored Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, reiterating her call to let the people decide before picking a Supreme Court Justice.

Video of the remarks is available here.

"Americans deserve better than an impeached President’s last-minute nomination just weeks before the election," said Adams. "We must honor Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish that she not be replaced until the next President is installed. This nominee will shape the future of our country, and the American people deserve a say."

Adams' full remarks as prepared for delivery are below:

Mr. Speaker,

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the conscience of the Court and the one of the greatest fighters’ American women have ever had. 

Justice Ginsburg’s dissents spoke for us all – with a righteous anger, a moral clarity, and an eye to equality.

Her lifetime of advocacy for women and equality extended far beyond her service on the bench.

Though she is irreplaceable, Justice Ginsburg will have a successor; but Americans deserve better than an impeached President’s last-minute nomination just weeks before the election. 

We must honor Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish that she not be replaced until the next President is installed.

This nominee will shape the future of our country, and the American people deserve a say. 

Thank you Mr. Speaker and I yield back.

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