The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol on Friday, underscoring her impact as a trailblazer for women.
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, made history after her death as well by also becoming the first Jewish person and only the second Supreme Court justice to lie in state at the Capitol.
Lawmakers, along with Ginsburg’s family and friends, made signs of the cross, bowed their heads and placed their hands over their hearts as they gazed upon her flag-draped casket in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
Ginsburg’s personal trainer paid his respects by doing push-ups in front of her casket — likely the first tribute of its kind for an official lying in state in the Capitol to honor the late justice’s infamous fitness routine.
Ginsburg’s casket was placed on top of a catafalque built in 1865 for when President Lincoln laid in state and has been used for the rare honor ever since.