McConnell Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Sheldon Adelson:

“Our nation lost a remarkable American with the passing of my friend Sheldon Adelson.

“Sheldon built an incredible life and career. He climbed from sleeping on tenement floors during the Great Depression as a young boy to literally towering over Las Vegas and beyond. He created countless jobs in the process. And he poured his success into philanthropy — from drug abuse treatment to research into cancer and other diseases to the countless Jewish causes around the world that were especially close to his heart.

“Elaine and I send our condolences to Miriam, the entire Adelson family, and all who mourn today. May his memory be a great blessing.”

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