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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the death of former President Gerald R. Ford.
“It is gratifying to see an increased appreciation of the presidency of Gerald R. Ford. He inherited a battered institution and within two-and-a-half years was able to pass on to his successor a restored presidency.
“America has always been blessed with having the right people come along at the right time in history. In 1974 America desperately needed a decent and honorable leader who could heal a wounded nation. That is exactly what we had in Gerald Ford.
“It's now hard to imagine the turmoil that existed in those difficult days. I believe history will continue to elevate the Ford Presidency and more Americans will appreciate the valuable service rendered by one of the most decent, kind men to ever occupy the Office of President of the United States.
“Without any doubt, Gerald Ford made decisions as President that put country above self. It should be an inspiration to all serving in public office today.”