WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement in remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died today at the age of 79:
“My heart is broken learning the news of Justice Scalia’s passing. He was the enduring legacy of the Reagan Administration and the conservative standard for not only the Supreme Court but the American judiciary. History will remember Scalia as a stalwart defender of the constitution and a brilliant legal mind. He authored the majority opinion on countless rulings of the court, preserving and protecting our nation’s founding principles. His intellectual honesty, as well as his humor, will be greatly missed. Kay and I extend our prayers and thoughts to his family."