Pelosi Statement on the Death of Former Senator Eugene McCarthy

Dec 11, 2005
Press Release

Pelosi Statement on the Death of Former Senator Eugene McCarthy

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening on the death of former Senator Eugene McCarthy:

?All Americans are grateful for Eugene McCarthy?s great leadership and service to our country and admired his principles, compassion, and humor. Senator McCarthy?s passionate commitment to ending the war in Vietnam and to social justice inspired a generation to action.

?It is with great sadness and respect that I extend deepest condolences to Senator McCarthy?s family, especially his daughter Ellen, a longtime and dedicated House staffer. I hope it is a comfort to his family and friends that so many people share their loss and are praying for them at this sad time.?