WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor to honor the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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MRS. BLAKCBURN: Madam President, this past weekend, we lost a brave
and uncommonly fearless American.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented many things to many people.
For some, her work was the gold standard of legal advocacy. For others,
her arguments proved to be intellectual flashpoints, sparking
opportunities to think critically about what we believe and why we
believe it. But for each and every one of us, she served as living
proof that the status quo is often much more fragile than it appears.
So today, I think I speak for so many Tennesseans when I say we are
thankful beyond measure for that enduring legacy and the standard that
she set as she broke barriers and crashed through glass ceilings,
opening opportunities for women. I hope that I am as effective as she
in increasing opportunities for women each and every day.