Scott Statement on the Passing of General Powell

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on the passing of General Colin Powell.

“Today we mourn the passing of one of America’s strongest leaders. Colin Powell will forever be remembered as a great public servant and American patriot. He dedicated his life to this nation and broke countless barriers along the way. He was a trailblazer as Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his service inspired and paved the way for many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—greatest leaders.

“While I am heartbroken to hear of his passing, I am grateful for his life of service that touched not only our nation, but every corner of the world. I salute his legacy and know that it will live on for generations to come.”