Judge Ken Starr

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Judge Ken Starr:

“I am very sorry to learn of the passing of my friend Judge Ken Starr. He was a brilliant litigator, an impressive leader, and a devoted patriot.

“Through his distinguished service on the D.C. Circuit, as Solicitor General, as independent counsel, and beyond, Ken poured his remarkable energy and talent into promoting justice, defending the Constitution, and upholding the rule of law. For my part, I was lucky to work especially closely with Ken and witness his professionalism and dedication up close when he served as lead counsel for our side in McConnell v. FEC, where we sought to defend the First Amendment in the face of unconstitutional restrictions on our citizens’ crucial right to free speech. On top of his remarkable legal career, Ken also prized his work as an educator, helping to form and inform future generations of leaders.

“Today Elaine’s and my thoughts are with Ken’s wife Alice, their children Randy, Carolyn, and Cynthia, and their nine grandchildren. We pray the Father who has welcomed Ken home will comfort his dear family in these difficult days.”


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