Indiana officials react to death of Justice Ginsburg; flags to fly at half-staff until her interment

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center July 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute held a discussion on "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Legacy of Gender Equality in Life and Law." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Local, state and federal elected officials for Indiana shared messages on the Friday night death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Gov. Eric Holcomb directed flags across the state to be flown at half-staff until Ginsburg’s interment. The U.S. Supreme Court in a statement said Ginsburg, who died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, would be interred during a private service at Arlington National Cemetery. No date was given for that service.

Holcomb’s statement on Ginsburg’s death:

“As a pioneering woman who triumphed in life, fighting for equality and justice for all Americans, tonight Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes her place in heaven. She leaves an everlasting legacy for which we can all be proud. Janet and I send heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Ginsburg family.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb, Republican

Sen. Todd Young, a Republican, offered this statement:

“As Americans mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her extraordinary life. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation’s highest court and earning a special place in our nation’s history. Her commitment to public service will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. I offer my deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this difficult time.”

U.S. Sen. Todd Young, Republican

Congressman Andre Carson, a Democrat, shared a statement and spoke to News 8 about Ginsburg’s death:

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“The passing of Justice Ginsburg is a monumental loss for our entire nation. She was a tireless champion for civil rights and equality for all — not only during her 27 years sitting on the Supreme Court, but throughout her long and distinguished legal career. She experienced the sting of discrimination and bigotry, and spent her life working to prevent future generations from experiencing the same prejudice she rose up against. I urge every American to put partisan differences and political allegiances aside right now and come together to honor her amazing life and legacy, and to allow us time to mourn her enormous loss. We must lift up her life’s work to ensure that America’s freedoms and opportunities are available to all.”

Rep. Andre Carson, Democrat, representing Indiana’s 7th District

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, shared this statement on Twitter:

“Justice Ginsburg changed the path of this nation with an unwavering conviction that our system of laws must always be directed toward the cause of justice. In her strength, we were moved to inspiration. In her passing, we are moved to mourn. In her legacy, we are moved to action.”

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Democrat