Bennet Statement on the Passing of Senator Robert Byrd

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia:

“Though I didn’t have the opportunity to serve alongside Senator Byrd for very long, I join all Americans in mourning the passing of a dedicated public servant and seminal figure in our nation’s history,” said Bennet. “His profound respect for the Senate and its tradition of deliberation and debate was rivaled only by his deep and abiding commitment to the people of West Virginia and our country that he served so nobly.  It was a tremendous privilege to be, for this short time, a colleague of Senator Byrd’s.  My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”