Demokrate stel wetgewing in om 'n Ruth Bader Ginsburg-monument op Capitol Hill te skep

Kongresdemokrate het wetgewing ingestel om 'n monument op Capitol Hill te skep ter ere van die ontslape hooggeregshofregter en liberale ikoon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Die huis rekening, introduced on Monday by the Democratic Women’s Caucus — insluitend verteenwoordigers. Lois Frankel of Florida, Jackie Speier of California, Veronica Escobar of Texas and Brenda Lawrence of Michigan — en Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, proposes placing a monument either in the Capitol or on the grounds honoring Ginsburg, who died in September at age 87 na 27 years on the high court.
The bill does not specify details about the proposed monument, including what it would look like and how much it would cost to build. CNN has reached out to multiple lawmakersoffices for comment.
    The Notorious RBG was tiny in stature, but a giant in the fight for women’s equality,” Speier told CNN in a statement. “Had it not been for her tireless and fearless dedication, we women in Congress would have had a much different experience in pursuing our dreams to serve our country and shape and inform policy impacting women everywhere. We must immortalize this feminist icon with a statue in the Capitol that honors her legacy and educates future generations of her profound contributions.
      Sy. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has introduced a companion rekening in the Senate that has since gained 15 Democratic co-sponsors.
        Justice Ginsburg’s dedication to our country’s values and ideals is an example for every American,” Klobuchar said in a verklaring. “She was an icon and a trailblazer who dedicated her life to opening doors for women at a time when so many insisted on keeping them shut.
        A monument of Ginsburg in the Capitol would be one of few that depict female icons.
            Ginsburg was appointed as an associate justice in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton. In onlangse jare, she became the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing, casting progressive votes on social issues including abortion, huwelike van dieselfde geslag, voting rights, immigrasie, health care and affirmative action.
            Ginsburg’s deathwhich came less than seven weeks before a hotly contested presidential electionprompted a fierce partisan battle over the court’s future. Days after her death, then-President Donald Trump nominated conservative federal appellate Judge Amy Coney Barrett, wie was confirmed a week ahead of the November 3 election in a process that Democrats had argued was a rushed and cynical power grab that threatened to undermine Ginsburg’s legacy.

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