ICYMI: President Obama’s statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died today in Texas at the age of 79.
(Starts at the 33:40 mark.)
I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. There will be plenty of time for me to do so, and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing. These are responsibilities that I take seriously, as should everyone.
They are bigger than any one party; they are about our democracy. They are about the institution to which Justice Scalia dedicated his professional life, and making sure it continues to function as the beacon of justice that our Founders envisioned. –President Barack Obama
Courtesy The White House