McMorris Rodgers Mourns the Passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Mar 06, 2016

Washington, D.C. — House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement mourning the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

“It’s been said that behind every great man stands an even greater woman. Nancy Reagan was the embodiment of this sentiment. While history books will recall the leadership of the late President Ronald Reagan, the shining city on a hill shined a little brighter with Mrs. Reagan by the President’s side.

“As a young woman, I always looked up to the First Lady. She inspired girls like me to go after our dreams — and reminded us that feminism is the ability to live the life we choose. Decades later, I’ve never forgotten her words. I carry them with me every day.

“She brought class, grit and charm to all she did, and was one of the most influential and consequential First Ladies of our lifetime. We could all learn from her example. As women and as leaders, it’s our time to carry her torch and inspire the next generation as she so inspired us. The nation mourns today this tremendous loss, but there is comfort knowing she is reunited with her beloved husband at last. May God bless her and her family at this time.”


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