(Santa Fe, NM) – New Mexico Lt. Governor Howie Morales on Friday issued the following statement on the the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Our country has suffered a devastating loss today with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I mourn along with our nation. She fought hard and tenaciously during her incredibly productive career for more justice, equality and women’s rights. Let the memory of her life inspire all of us to work harder every day for more fairness and equality in America now. Our nation is a far better place because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a genuine champion for the best ideals of our country.”