Senator Scott Statement on Passing of Former Senator Edward Brooke

Charleston, SC- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding news of the death of former Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-MA). Upon winning his election in 1966, Brooke became the first African-American elected to the Senate since Reconstruction.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Senator Brooke. He was a true trailblazer, and those of us who followed cannot thank him enough.

“From his service to our nation beginning as a Captain during World War Two, Senator Brooke was a committed public servant. Our nation was truly blessed by his life and accomplishments, and his place in history will stand the test of time.”