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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, right, Harry Reid, center and Mitch McConnell at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in 2015. (Photo: Robert Edsel).

Statements on the death of Harry Reid

By David Wildstein, December 29 2021 9:40 am


“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend Senator Harry Reid. Harry was an ordinary man who lived a truly extraordinary life. From my first days in Congress, I came to admire his conviction to public service, his unbreakable love for Nevada and his transformational leadership style.

“To put it simply, Harry was a member’s Leader. Serving in the Democratic Caucus under the guidance of one of the toughest, most brilliant political minds of our time was one of the honors of my career. A Golden Glove boxer who was as tough as nails when fighting in the corner of the vulnerable, Harry was also the kindest, most compassionate person when you were in need. I will truly miss him.

“But his legacy lives on. From his humble beginnings, to his courage to fight until his last breath, he will continue to inspire generations to come. 

“My prayers are with his dear wife of 62 years, Landra; his children Rory, Lana, Key, Leif, Josh and all his family during this difficult time.”

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