Reid Remarks On Nancy Reagan

“Nancy Reagan was a wonderful First Lady. She was also an incredible person. She was an incredible individual in her own right. She was always gracious and charming.”

“My mind returns to a different time, the years when Ronald Reagan was in the White House – a card-carrying conservative, yet very pragmatic Republican. We will miss Nancy Reagan and always lament and miss her partner, the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.”

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Below are his remarks:

I join the Republican Leader in extending my sympathies to the entire Reagan family. Nancy Reagan was a wonderful First Lady. She was also an incredible person. She was an incredible individual in her own right. She was always gracious and charming. The last time I saw Nancy Reagan, she was here in the Capitol, in the Rotunda, where we were dedicating a statue of her husband, President Ronald Reagan. At that time she was already well into her late 80s, but there she was standing next to the statue with a big smile on her face. Her very presence brightened the entire hall.  She and Ronald Reagan, standing together, it really was a fantastic picture.

Nancy, of course, will be missed. I say, though, that my mind returns to a different time, the years when Ronald Reagan was in the White House – a card-carrying conservative, yet very pragmatic Republican. We will miss Nancy Reagan and always lament and miss her partner, the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.