U.S. Senator Jerry Moran issued the following statement to Kansas First News on Thursday upon learning of the death of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, husband of former Kansas Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker.
“My heart goes out to the entire Baker family during this difficult time,” Sen. Moran said. “Senator Baker was a true statesman who dedicated his extraordinary life to serving our country. From the South Pacific in World War II and the Watergate trial, to his leadership of the U.S. Senate and the Reagan White House, Senator Baker was an iconic political figure and remarkable American. I am honored to have met him. I wish to send my deepest sympathies to Howard’s wife, former Kansas Senator Nancy Kassebaum. I ask all Kansans to join me in keeping Senator Baker’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.”