N.Y. Will Erect A Statue Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 21, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a statue of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be erected in her native Brooklyn.

Cuomo, a Democrat, said that he'll appoint a commission to choose an artist and oversee the selection of a location for the statue. He also ordered some of New York’s landmarks such as One World Trade Center and Grand Central Terminal lit in blue, Ginsburg’s favorite color, over the weekend.

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the borough's Flatbush neighborhood.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called Ginsburg a “giant,” a “champion for justice” and a “trailblazer for women’s rights.”

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice from Long Island said Ginsburg was “one of the most important voices for women’s rights in modern-day history.”

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be flown at half-staff and called Ginsburg a "fierce and fiery champion for fairness and equity for all."

Connecticut's two Democratic U.S. senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, urged Senate Republicans to wait to vote on Ginsburg's successor until after the presidential inauguration in January.

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz called Ginsburg an iconic champion of women's rights and a role model.