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Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of Harry Reid

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For Immediate Release: December 28, 2021

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Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of Harry Reid

 

Hillary and I mourn the passing of Harry Reid, one of the most effective Senate leaders our country has ever known.  He was a canny and tough negotiator who was never afraid to make an unpopular decision if it meant getting something done that was right for the country.  Ever the boxer of his youth, he never shied away from necessary political fights, but believed compromise is vital for a functioning democracy.  Because of the legislation he masterfully navigated to passage, millions of Americans are living better lives.

 

We will likely never see another public servant quite like him—in personality, command of strategy and tactics, and assuredness in marching to the beat of his own drum.  Hillary was honored to serve with him in the Senate, and I will always be grateful for the opportunities I had to work with him as President.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Landra, his children, and his entire family.