Tillis Statement On Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy; SCOTUS Vacancy

September 19th, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis issued the following statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and the Supreme Court vacancy:

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer who honorably served our nation for 27 years on the Supreme Court. It’s a testament to Justice Ginsburg’s character that she developed strong friendships with her fellow justices who disagreed with her on fundamental issues before the court, including the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Susan and I send our deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family.

“Four years ago, a Supreme Court vacancy arose under divided government and a lame-duck president as Americans were choosing his successor. Today, however, President Trump is again facing voters at the ballot box and North Carolinians will ultimately render their judgment on his presidency and how he chooses to fill the vacancy.

“There is a clear choice on the future of the Supreme Court between the well-qualified and conservative jurist President Trump will nominate and I will support, and the liberal activist Joe Biden will nominate and Cal Cunningham will support, who will legislate radical, left-wing policies from the bench.”