Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman in history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. A number of high-profile legislators including Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Vice President Joe Biden stopped by to honor the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg: petite in size, monumental in impact. Justice Ginsburg embodied justice, brilliance and goodness. Her passing is an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who strive to build a better future for our children,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi said about the late justice.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an icon, whose towering intellect, tenacity and devotion to our nation’s Founding ideals of equality and justice inspired millions around the world. We see that appreciation reflected in the countless letters, flowers and tributes that blanketed the front of the Supreme Court after her passing: an extraordinary outpouring of love and support from Americans from across the country,” she added.
Ginsburg is the second person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in six months. Earlier this year, former Rep. John Lewis was honored in the nation’s capital.
Ginsburg will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery next week.