Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after learning of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:
"I am shocked and saddened to learn of Justice Scalia's passing. One of the greatest legal minds in our nation's history, Justice Scalia will be remembered for his steadfast defense of the Constitution and exceptional wit. He was a true patriot who will be deeply missed. Giulia and I send our prayers to Maureen and their nine children as they mourn their tremendous loss."