• Politics

Supreme Court and Politicians React to the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia

2 minute read
Updated: | Originally published: ;

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

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


More Must-Reads from TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com