Harry Reid, who led Senate Democrats for 12 years, has passed away, and political leaders like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are now mourning his death.
Democratic hero Harry reid passed away “peacefully” and surrounded by friends on December 28, “following a courageous four-year battle with pancreatic cancer”, his wife, Landra reid, said in a statement after his death at the age of 82.
The Nevada senator fiercely led the Senate Democrats for 12 years and helped pass Barack obama‘s Affordable Care Act, so it was no surprise that many political leaders like the 44th President of the United States took to social media to mourn Harry’s death.
Barack refrained from issuing an official statement and instead shared a personal letter he wrote to Harry as Harry “neared the end” of his life. In the letter he shared the Twitter, Barack called Harry a “good friend” and a “great leader”. After, Bill clinton reacted in his own way to Harry’s death, sharing a personal statement written by him and his wife Hillary Clinton. “Hillary and I mourn the passing of Harry Reid, one of the most successful Senate leaders our country has ever known,” Bill tweeted at the start of their statement, which you can see below.
Hillary and I mourn the passing of Harry Reid, one of the most successful Senate leaders our country has ever known. pic.twitter.com/gHR8lxWVdJ
– Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) December 29, 2021
Nancy Pelosi, who has served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, also took Twitter to mourn the death of Harry Reid, when she said, “America has lost a public service titan today.” Senator Harry Reid was a leader of immense courage and fierce conviction who worked tirelessly to achieve historic progress for the American people.
Later the senator Bernie sanders wrote: “Harry Reid was an exceptional leader and friend. I have fond memories of working with him on important issues impacting working families, including the vast expansion of community health centers. Jane and I will miss him and send our condolences to Landra and the whole family.
Harry Reid was an exceptional leader and a friend. I have fond memories of working with him on important issues impacting working families, including the vast expansion of community health centers. Jane and I will miss him and send our condolences to Landra and the whole family.
– Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 29, 2021
Leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate Chuck schumer Also called reid “One of the most amazing people I have ever met. He was strong as nails, but caring and compassionate, and always went out of his way to help those who needed help. “
With Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Harry scored some big legislative victories, including an economic stimulus package following the 2007-08 recession and Dodd-Frank financial reforms.
Harry Reid, who rose through the political ranks after being born to a poor family in a small town in rural Nevada, is survived by his wife, five children and 19 grandchildren. In May 2018, he revealed he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was undergoing treatment.
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