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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (third from left) and other senators at a 2015 meeting with Prince Charles. (Photo: Bob Menendez via Twitter).

Statements on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

By Joey Fox, September 08 2022 1:50 pm

U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS CHAIR BOB MENENDEZ

“I send my deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom on the occasion of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Britain’s longest ruling monarch, the Queen embodied the essence of British leadership for over seven decades and leaves a proud legacy of service to her people and of steadfast friendship and respect for the United States. The U.S. Congress was honored to host Her Majesty as she joined the American people in celebrating the bicentennial, and again for her Address to a Joint Session of Congress in 1991. Her meaningful engagement with American leaders from President Truman to President Biden and her commitment to our countries’ Special Relationship greatly contributed to the enduring friendship between our nations.

Today we join in mourning Her Majesty with millions around the world who loved, admired and respected her, and pray her loved ones find comfort in reflecting on her extraordinary life and knowing The Queen is now reunited with her loving husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. May she rest in peace.”

GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY

“For more than 70 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had been a strong, steady, and reassuring presence on the international stage. The United States, and the 14 presidents who have served during her reign, benefited from her unwavering support and friendship. In New Jersey, her reign coincided with the strengthening of economic and social ties with the United Kingdom. And for the many British citizens living in New Jersey, she remained a singular point of connection with their native soil. New Jersey joins the international outpouring of sympathy for our friends across the United Kingdom who mourn her passing. What a tremendous life she lived.”

MONTCLAIR MAYOR, NJEA PRESIDENT SEAN SPILLER

“Montclair extends our deepest sympathies to the British people on the passing of Queen Elizabeth. HRH Queen Elizabeth was a trusted partner, and a pivotal voice for freedom through some of the Western Alliance’s most perilous moments. Her leadership will be deeply missed.”

ASSEMBLY SPEAKER CRAIG COUGHLIN

“Queen Elizabeth II was a figure and leader of great consequence who served as a beacon of hope and stability through the many trials and crises the world has faced in modern history. I join communities around the globe expressing sadness at the news of her passing.”

REP. ALBIO SIRES

“My colleagues and I mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her seventy year reign, the Queen was a steadfast ally of the United States, guiding our nations’ partnership into the 21st century. I offer my condolences to King Charles, the British Royal Family, and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations.”

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