‘What a devastating loss’: Gov. Evers tweets condolence in death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers tweeted Friday that the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to metastatic pancreatic cancer Friday was “a devastating loss.”

Evers called Ginsburg a “stalwart public servant who spent her life working to hold our country accountable for our promises of equity, equality, truth, and justice.”

Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died at her home in Washington. She was 87.

Her death — just over six weeks before Election Day — is likely to set off a heated battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate, and the Republican-led Senate should confirm, her replacement, or if the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of his race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.