Klobuchar Comments on Mandela Passing 06 Dec 13

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar calls Nelson Mandela’s life “a powerful affirmation of the human spirit.”

The Minnesota Democrat issued a statement Thursday on the death of Mandela, the first black president of South Africa.  Mandela was 95.

Klobuchar issued the following statement;

“We lost a great man today. Nelson Mandela’s life is a powerful affirmation of the strength of the hum n spirit. With courage and compassion, even in the face of adversity and injustice, he not only changed his beloved South Africa, he transformed the world. As we mourn his loss and reflect on his legacy we are reminded that we all have the capacity to make the world a better place, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of justice, equality and peace.”