WASHINGTON, D. C. – Saturday, February 13, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:
“Today I join all Americans in mourning the loss of Justice Antonin Scalia. There has never been such a strong voice for the Constitution on the Supreme Court, and he will be sorely missed. Justice Scalia will be forever remembered for his dynamic intellect, his deep respect for the rule of law, and his unwavering commitment to the principles on which our nation was founded. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
“This great loss brings on a great responsibility for the United States Senate. Justice Scalia’s replacement should be considered carefully and thoughtfully because it is vital to our nation’s future that we confirm a justice who will continue his legacy. I will adamantly oppose any attempt by President Obama to fill this vacancy during the remainder of his term.”