Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris visited the U.S. Capitol on Friday to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lay in state, the first woman to receive such a memorial.
Biden was joined by his wife Jill Biden, Harris, lawmakers, family members and friends in paying tribute to the high court associate justice before her flag-draped casket. Ginsburg died a week ago at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer.
The private event at the National Statuary Hall followed two days of Ginsburg lying in repose at the nearby Supreme Court building. Hundreds lined up to view Ginsburg's casket there on Wednesday and Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened the Capitol ceremony Friday.