“The passing of Senator Daniel Inouye today leaves a deep void in many hearts across our state and our nation. His remarkable commitment to the people that he served throughout his long and impressive career is incomparable, both as U.S. senator for 50 years and in combat in World War II. He was a dedicated statesman and will forever be remembered as one of Hawaii’s most influential and beloved individuals.
Senator Inouye was a tremendous role model to members of our caucus and so many other public servants, regardless of political affiliation. His legacy will live on in the countless people he so profoundly inspired.”