Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during a ceremony naming a courtroom at The John Marshall Law School after former Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
But others left theirs up.
The following is what former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, outspoken gay advocate Dan Savage and others — even the Onion — declared on social media after hearing that the staunch conservative justice had died:
Savage posted several tweets:
I shall maintain a respectful, dignified silence.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) February 13, 2016
I shall maintain a respectful, dignified silence.
I shall maintain a respectful...
Back me up, @timothykeck: the other day in your office I said, "My friend is dying but Scalia is going to live forever."— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage)
Hate being wrong.February 13, 2016
And, yes, I said I would maintain a dignified silence -- but I didn't say for how long. 22 minutes was the best I could do.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) February 13, 2016
Dedicating the rest of this weekend's marital sodomy to the memory of Antonin Scalia.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) February 13, 2016
From actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein:
Richard Lawson is a Vanity Fair columnist and critic:
From the managing editor of the New Yorker, Silvia Killingsworth:
Died in a ranch in Texas, God bless America— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) February 13, 2016
Wish I could be a fly on the wall for Scalia's chat with the Devil— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) February 13, 2016
And from the Onion: