August 26, 2009

Crapo Statement On Senator Kennedy's Passing

Coeur d'Alene - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today in response to the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy:

"We had very different political philosophies, but regardless of the differences in our positions, Senator Kennedy was always a straight shooter. He was a spirited debater to be sure, and a ferocious advocate about his issues, but the tone was never personal. As he and I worked on issues as they moved through the Senate, even though we were often coming from opposing points of view, we developed a strong personal friendship. He would often ask me about Idaho and had a very good understanding of our state. His style and commitment to public service stand as an example to all of us. My condolences go out to his extended family. I personally will miss my association with him in the U.S. Senate."