WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) issued the following statement after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an exemplary beacon of justice. Her life-long work to expand the rights of all Americans has enshrined her mark on the history of our country and will serve as an inspiration for generations to come. Her leadership and honorable service have shaped countless lives for the better, and we are a stronger, more just nation due to her jurisprudence.

“No words can accurately portray the monumental impact she had on our justice system or describe her profound dedication to our nation even until her very last moments with us. We mourn the loss of her today, but we continue our fight for justice tomorrow. I extend my deepest condolences to her family and my sincerest gratitude to Justice Ginsberg – may she Rest in Peace.”