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Gohmert on The Life & Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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Washington, February 13, 2016 | comments
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the sudden news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing:

“In 1986, America needed an honorable, brilliant, ethical, clear-headed, protector of the U.S. Constitution. In response to all the musical prayers for God to ‘bless America,’ He did in the form of Antonin Scalia. I loved his mental clarity, treasured his sense of humor and jokes, shared both his faith in God and his recognition of the troubled course ahead for our nation as it continued drifting further from our Constitutional mooring."

“My thoughts and prayers are for Justice Scalia’s family and for our country; but, I grieve not for Justice Scalia because that wonderful patriot has no doubt already heard, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.’”

Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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