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West Virginia leaders react to Ruth Bader Ginsburg death

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All U.S. and West Virginia flags at all state-owned facilities throughout the state are being displayed at half-staff after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Gov. Jim Justice

Gov. Jim Justice issued the proclamation after Justice Ginsburg’s death was announced Friday night.

“Cathy and I send our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family and loved ones of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Justice said. “Her dedication to public service left a profound impact on our country and she will be greatly missed.”

Members of the West Virginia’s congressional delegation also commented on the death.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin:

Joe Manchin

“My thoughts and prayers are with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family. Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life to public service. She was a voice for the voiceless and built a career fighting for equal treatment under the law for every American citizen. After 27 years on our nation’s highest court and a lifetime fighting for the principles of democracy, she leaves behind a remarkable legacy. In this time of sorrow, I pray that our country can unite in sending our most heartfelt condolences to her children, grandchildren and all who mourn the loss of this courageous woman.”

Shelley Moore Capito,

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito:

“As a strong and fearless female leader and dedicated public servant, Justice Ginsburg served our country with honor and distinction. Her towering legacy will be remembered for generations to come. Charlie and I offer our deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this incredibly difficult time.”

West Virginia Third District Congresswoman Carol Miller:

“I am saddened by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She will be remembered for her perseverance and commitment to the ideals of justice and equality. My deepest prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of Justice Ginsburg tonight.”

U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va.

Ginsburg was 87.

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