By Maya Rhodan
Updated: February 13, 2016 8:15 PM ET

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

Chief Justice John Roberts:

Former President George W. Bush

Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont

Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas

Donald Trump

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York

Sen. Dick Durbin

Michele Bachmann

David Axelrod

Jim DeMint

Gov. Matt Bevin

 

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