By Kyle Balluck
Bush said Scalia was a “brilliant defender on the rule of law,” adding that the justice’s “logic and wit were unparalleled, and his decisions were models of clarity and good sense."
“I often said he was my favorite justice, because he took the Constitution, and the responsibility of judges to interpret it correctly, with the utmost seriousness,” he said. “Now it is up to all of us to fight for the principles Justice Scalia espoused and carry forth his legacy.”
Bush and the other GOP presidential candidates will gather in South Carolina Saturday evening for their next debate.
Scalia’s death, during a hunting vacation in Texas, is likely to spark a firestorm over his replacement in the midst of the election cycle.