WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.):
“One of the great honors of serving in the Senate is getting to work with and know extraordinary people like Dianne Feinstein.
“She was an absolute powerhouse and one of the most inspirational leaders in the history of the Senate. She was an indomitable champion for gun safety, women’s reproductive rights and so much more. She helped me to understand the intelligence community.
“She was tough because she had to be, but she was also kind and generous. No one worked harder to reach across the aisle and try to find bipartisan solutions to our Nation’s pressing problems. She served her beloved California and our Nation with determination and dignity.
“Myrna and I mourn her passing but are so grateful Dianne dedicated her life to public service.”