McMorris Rodgers Mourns the Passing of Senator Slade Gorton

Aug 19, 2020
Spokane, WA – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement mourning the passing of Senator Slade Gorton. 
“It’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my friend and mentor, Senator Slade Gorton. He was larger in life in everything he did for people and our region. He will be remembered as one of the great Senators of the 20th century. Someone who was a role model for faithful service driven by duty, honor, and country. His legacy is a reminder of the great things that are possible when leaders build trust and strong relationships across the aisle. I could always count on Senator Gorton for words of kindness, wisdom, and encouragement. He was brilliant, always cheerful, genuine, and had a way of building others up to do and be their best. I know many people in our state felt the same. I will especially miss his visits and the nuggets of wisdom and advice that he always had for me. 
“America stands on the shoulders of giants of character and leadership who have come before us. History will remember Senator Gorton as one of those giants. He inspired many to serve and contribute to the Promise of America for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. May he rest in peace.”    
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