The state is considering Brooklyn Bridge Park as a location to erect a statue depicting late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo, speaking during a conference call with reporters, called the death of the Brooklyn-born Ginsburg “a tremendous loss for the nation.” “She was a generational role model and champion. We are going to do a statue in Brooklyn for her. She is a Brooklyn native and we’ve very proud of that,” Cuomo said, explaining that he will announce a commission that will work on the statue later this week.
The Democratic governor said that the state is “considering Brooklyn Bridge Park on a site that will overlook the Statue of Liberty” for the location of the honor for Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 87, a trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. President Trump has said he will seek to fill the vacancy on the high court before the November election. Cuomo said the attempt to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat “in this rushed, highly politically, highly partisan manner is the exact worst thing that this nation could be doing now.” “You’re talking about just destroying credibility of fundamental democratic institutions, which is the last thing that this nation needs at this precarious time,” said Cuomo. – New York Post