Aug 26 2009
Statement on the Passing of Senator Kennedy
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts).
“With the passing of Senator Kennedy the United States Senate has lost one of its most effective and respected voices.
“Senator Kennedy’s colleagues -- Republicans and Democrats -- greatly enjoyed working with him and respected his views. A handshake from Senator Kennedy was all that was ever needed. His word was his bond.
“When the history of the United States Senate is written, his name will be toward the top of the list of Senators who made a tremendous impact on the institution.
“Senator Kennedy was never afraid to work across the aisle to get things done. We can all learn from the example he set and work together to build a stronger nation.”