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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Statement by Vice President Biden on the Passing of George McGovern

Jill and I are profoundly saddened to hear about George McGovern’s passing. I was honored to serve with him, to know him, and to call him a friend.

George believed deeply in public service. It defined him as a Senator and as a man. And he never stopped serving for his entire life – whether it was his courage in World War II, his time in Congress, or his fight to eliminate hunger at home and abroad.

Above all, George McGovern was a generous, kind, honorable man. He will be missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family today.

 

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