Pelosi Statement on Passing of Colin Powell

October 18, 2021
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the death of four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell:

“Today, the nation has lost an historic leader who dedicated his life to defending our nation and our families.  General Colin Powell was a patriot: serving our country in uniform, leading at the highest levels of American government and blazing a trail for generations to come.  His leadership strengthened America and his life embodied the American Dream.

“The sad loss of Colin Powell is another sad indication of the devastating toll that the coronavirus continues to take on our country.  As we pray for the General Powell’s loved ones, we pray for the families of the nearly 725,000 Americans who have been taken from us by this vicious virus.

“May it be a comfort to Alma and the entire Powell family that so many in America mourn their loss and pray for them at this sad time.”