Leader Cantor Statement On The Passing Of Nelson Mandela
December 5, 2013
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of President Nelson Mandela. The world has lost an exceptional leader who made the world a better place by illuminating in his own nation the shining light of freedom. From prisoner to president, Mr. Mandela demonstrated a lifelong commitment to justice and human rights, and his legacy should serve as an example for all of us. My prayers are with Mr. Mandela’s family and the people of South Africa.”