Justice Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at the Capitol
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, plans to pay respect Friday to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state at the U.S. Capitol.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol as she was honored on Friday.
Lawmakers held a formal ceremony for Ginsburg in National Statuary Hall inside the Capitol after her casket arrived on the plaza outside just after 9:45 a.m.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, were among those who paid their respects. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Biden's vice presidential nominee, also attended the ceremony.