Aug 26, 2009
Van Hollenís Statement on Senator Ted Kennedyís Passing
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.
"With the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, a family lost its patriarch, the U.S. Senate lost its most gifted legislator, and America lost an unparalleled leader.
"Senator Ted Kennedy was elected in Massachusetts, but to millions of Americans he was our Senator. A tenacious fighter for working men and women who share the belief that America is the greatest country in the world. His passion and purpose were dedicated to righting wrongs and ensuring that our better days are ahead.
"Senator Kennedy said that ‘health care is the fight of his life.' Today, we pick up the torch and recommit ourselves to health insurance reform.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Kennedy's wife, children - including our friend and colleague Patrick, his family, his friends, and his constituents."