McConnell Honors Jean Rounds
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Jean Rounds:
“Yesterday, we learned of the tragic passing of a much-loved member of the Senate family.
“Jean Rounds was an impressive and active public servant who served the people of South Dakota in many ways, including as their First Lady… who served a large and tight-knit family as mother and grandmother… and for our colleague, Senator Mike Rounds, was quite simply the center of his world.
“The life Mike and Jean built together was a partnership founded on faith, service, and love. By all accounts, Jean’s bravery, Mike’s devotion, and the loving care of their family in the face of a terrible illness made their inspiring example shine even brighter.
“The Senate is united in our grief. We will continue to hold our friend, Mike, and the entire Rounds family close in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.”