Press Release

February 17, 2016
Cardin Statement on the Death of Associate Justice Scalia

Maputo, Mozambique- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

“I join the Nation in offering my heartfelt condolences to the Scalia and Supreme Court families, who have lost one of their own today. For more than three decades, Justice Antonin Scalia devoted himself to the rule of law and public service at the highest levels. Whether you agreed or disagreed with his decisions, there is no debate about Justice Scalia’s profound impact on the Supreme Court. He served his country with honor.

“Supreme Court decisions affect every person in our Nation. It is for this reason that I was pleased to hear that President Obama will nominate a successor for the High Court. The process of Advice and Consent for nominees to the United States Supreme Court is one of the Senate’s core constitutional responsibilities and should not be delayed.”