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Congressman André Carson Statement on the Passing of Richard Lugar

Apr 28, 2019
Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Congressman André Carson released the statement below following the death of former Senator Richard Lugar, who served as mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975, and represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2013:

“I’m extremely saddened by news of the passing of Senator Richard Lugar, a true statesman whose decades of public service left an indelible mark on Indiana, our nation and our world. I’m praying for his loved ones. He was a brilliant scholar, a brave member of our armed forces, and a dedicated public servant who championed people and principle over party.

“His commitment to good governance and diplomacy, particularly his tireless efforts on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made our world a better, safer place. He won the respect of people across the political spectrum and earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama – our nation’s highest civilian honor.

“In our increasingly divided society, everyone must ensure his legacy lives on by pledging to advance the Hoosier values of bipartisanship and cooperation that defined his life.”