WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) today issued the following statement on the death of former Congressman Henry Hyde:
“Congressman Hyde unequivocally embodied the title of statesman in every sense of the word. His leadership when speaking on the House floor drew attention from each member in the chamber. The clarity of his thoughts, the wisdom of his foresight and the principled values he espoused were unmatched.
“When I worked for Henry more than 20 years ago it was obvious I was in the presence of a man whose convictions, beliefs and actions were one in the same. Henry truly represented Illinois’ 6th Congressional District with the utmost distinction and will forever be remembered for his work.
“It is an honor to succeed him in Congress, however there is no replacing Henry. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hyde family.”