U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement this morning on the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale:

“A true son of Minnesota, Walter “Fritz” Mondale rose from humble origins to serve our country as an Army Corporal, in the U.S. Senate, and as Vice President of the United States.”

“Born to a Methodist minister and a part-time school teacher in a rural community, Vice President Mondale never stopped fighting for those looking to get ahead. History will judge him as a kind and decent man who offered our country a path far different than Ronald Reagan’s. I was proud to vote for him in 1984, and I often wonder how much kinder and gentler our country would be today if he had been given the opportunity to serve.”

“My thoughts tonight are with his sons, Bill and Ted, their families, and all those mourning in Minnesota and beyond. May his memory be a blessing.”


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