Politicians across California reacted to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, surrounded by her family, said U.S. Supreme Court officials. She was 87.
California Governor Gavin Newsom called on the public to honor the memory of the late justice by preserving the ideals that she fought for.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the flags at the state capitol are flying half-staff to honor Ginsburg's patriotism, noting that she embodied justice and goodness.
Similarly, San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted about fighting for a more just society in honor of Ginsburg.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote that he was in mourning after learning of the loss.
Representative Jackie Speier, who serves San Mateo and southern portions of San Francisco, called her an American icon of “untold proportions,” in a tweet.
Congressman Eric Swalwell, who represents portions of the East Bay, told KCBS Radio that he knows his daughter will have more opportunities because of what Ginsburg accomplished and because of her rulings.
He said that while there will be a time to think about the vacancy on the court, it isn’t right now.
“Her legacy is so powerful that I think we owe her some time for the country to reflect on what she did,” Swalwell added.