The U.S. Marshal's Service confirmed Saturday that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a Reagan appointee, died at age 79. Known for his colorful dissents and sharp sense of humor, Scalia served on the nation's highest court for 34 years.
As news broke that the court's conservative mainstay had passed away, politicians across the U.S. released tweets and statements of condolences.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz
This afternoon the President was informed of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The President and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to Justice Scalia’s family. We’ll have additional reaction from the President later today.
Chief Justice John Roberts:
He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.
Former President George W. Bush
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont
Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas
Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York
Sen. Dick Durbin
Gov. Matt Bevin