Senator Kennedy "Saddened"

Senator Kennedy `saddened' by death of former President Reagan

Statement from Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy: "I'm saddened by President Reagan's death. We often disagreed on issues of the day, but I had immense respect and admiration for his leadership and his extraordinary ability to inspire the nation to live up to its high ideals. The warmth of his personality always shown through, and his infectious optimism gave us all the feeling that it really was `morning in America.'

On foreign policy he will be honored as the President who won the Cold War, and his `Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall' will be linked forever with President Kennedy's `Ich bin ein Berliner.' President Reagan and Nancy were always very gracious to the Kennedy family and they are both very much in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time."