There are dark days for the country, and I regret to inform you that today is one of them. Antonin Scalia, the champion of traditional marriage, anti-abortion, and decreases in government, who also served as a Supreme Court justice, was found dead today. He was 79.
ABC News reports,
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79, two law enforcement sources told ABC News today.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said in a statement: “On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. 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. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family.”
Scalia died today in Texas of apparently natural causes, according to law enforcement sources.
Scalia, a conservative, was the longest-serving current justice on the Supreme Court. He was nominated to the court by President Reagan and took his seat Sept. 26, 1986.
Here’s what Donald Trump had to say about Scalia’s passing:
Here’s a look into Scalia’s incredible and controversial ife:
We pray for his family and hope that God gets them through this troubling time. I also pray for our country, which has lost a shining light of conservative thoughts. Rest in peace.
(Source: ABC News)