WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a towering figure in America’s long march toward gender equality and she inspired millions around the world.  Her jurisprudence was guided by an unwavering commitment to the Constitution and justice for all Americans.

“Out of respect for her enormous contributions, with faith in our democracy, and mindful of the lasting consequences of her replacement, we should honor her final wish that she should be replaced only after the next presidential inauguration. 

“Given all the challenges facing our country, this is a moment when we should come together rather than having a rushed confirmation process further divide us.”