Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today on the passing of Senator Arlen Specter:
“I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Senator Arlen Specter. I served with Senator Specter in Congress for twenty-eight years. Senator Specter was a man of moderation; he was always passionate, but always easy to work with.
“I followed him through his previous illnesses, during the course of which he displayed great physical strength and great strength of character. Throughout his life, Senator Specter fought and won many battles, but this was one he could not win.
“America is better today because of Arlen Specter. He will be dearly missed.”