Both Republicans, Democrats mourn the death of Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become the Secretary of State for the United States, has passed away, and many power players in our nation’s capital have taken to social media to express their thoughts and feelings over the loss.

Albright died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84. A statement from her family said she was “surrounded by her family and friends.” Following the news of his passing, several politicians posted words on his life and his death.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote about it Early life as a refugee “who fled the Nazis and Soviet communism.” He called her someone who “embodied the American dream” and “a titan in American history” who “inspired women and girls around the world.”

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren It is written that Albright He “broke barriers” in his life and inspired others in the process.

Warren posted, “…she was a powerful champion for human rights and democracy, and she inspired generations of future leaders. My heartfelt condolences to her loved ones.”

Democratic Florida Representative Val Demings, in his post, Albright has been referred to as a “trailblazer” and a “dedicated public servant”.

“I had the opportunity to see Secretary Madeleine Albright in action on several occasions. She was not only a pioneer and glass ceiling breaker, she was a brilliant, passionate, dedicated public servant who deeply instilled in our values ​​and our security. took care.” Demings wrote.

Demings’ fellow Democratic Congressman, Representative Jerry Nadler Called his death a “tragic loss”.

“A tragic loss for our country and the entire world. Madeleine Albright broke barriers as the first woman to serve as Secretary of State. She did so with honor and respect, supporting human rights everywhere. History And the American people will remember his tremendous contribution,” Nadler posted.

Amy Klobuchar, former presidential candidate and Minnesota Democratic senator, also commented on Albright’s status as a trailblazer. She posted that “It is because of courageous women that we have made so much progress, and so much is possible.”

Many people on the other side of the aisle also shared their thoughts on Albright’s passing.

Senate Minority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell Her death was accompanied by a statement writing on Twitter that said she was “saddened to learn that our country has lost former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.”

Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernstow Albright is called “An exemplary diplomat” and “distinguished public servant.” She said she was praying for Albright’s family, and concluded that “may she rest in peace.”

Marsha Blackburn, Republican Senator from Tennessee, It is written that Albright “Helped pave the way for an entire generation of American women to make their way on the world stage.”

Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kizinger wrote: “From refugee to the first female US Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright was a pioneer. She was one of the brightest minds we’ve ever had, a champion for human rights. In mourning her passing, her incredible legacy continues. Stay tuned. Inspire us and the generations to come.”

Others outside Washington DC also posted about Albright’s passing. Tennis legend Billie Jean King wrote that Albright had “a brilliant mind and a wonderful soul.”

actress and singer Barbra Streisand Albright a “good friend” and a “great woman”, adding that she is “very sad” about the loss.

Politicians posted messages on Albright’s life after his death on March 23, 2022. Above, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 27, 2019 in DC.
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