Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Scalia. He was a staunch defender of the Constitution who understood and adhered to the vision our Founding Fathers had of a limited government.  This is a profound loss for our nation.

“In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country. For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Scalia should not be filled until there is a new President.”