Trump Reacts to Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg After Minnesota Rally

Date: 2020-09-19 01:41:49

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President Donald Trump said the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday at 87, “was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.” He made the remarks following a campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Ginsburg, whose 27-year tenure as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court culminated a legal career dedicated to advancing the rights of women, has died. She was 87.

She died due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, the court said in a statement Friday. Ginsburg battled with five bouts of cancer.

Her death comes less than two months before an election and gives President Donald Trump a chance to try to shift the already conservative nine-member court further to the right by filling a third seat. Senate confirmation of his nominee would increase the chances of a decision overturning or severely curtailing the Roe v. Wade abortion-rights ruling.

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