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Bill Clinton: “I always kind of liked Justice Scalia.”

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Asked about Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday, the former president said the following on CNN:

I always kind of liked Justice Scalia because he never pretended to believe something he didn’t. He never pretended to be anything he wasn’t. And I think that’s one reason why by all accounts he became good friends with Justice Ginsburg... 

Tonight, all of us, whether we agreed or disagreed with him, should be praying for his family and thankful for the fact that he was able to live a life where he could say what he thought and do what he thought was right and do it with a smile on his face and reach out and make friends with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.