McConnell Honors The Greatest
‘His story was an American story. It’s one that touched people in every corner of the world. “It’s one that began in my hometown of Louisville.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today honoring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali:
“Over the weekend the world learned the sad news of the passing of Muhammad Ali.
“Ali was one of the preeminent athletes of the 20th century.
“His story was an American story.
“It’s one that touched people in every corner of the world.
“It’s one that began in my hometown of Louisville.
“Louisville is where he grew up. Louisville is where he fought his first professional fight. Louisville is where the Muhammad Ali Center stands today.
“It’s a memorial to his legacy and to his life story.
“It’s where mourners now lay flowers in his memory.
“As people around the world honor The Greatest, the spotlight shines bright upon his hometown. I wish to again add my condolences too.
“I wish to again recognize a legend from Louisville who was more than just a boxer — he was an icon known for grace on his feet and power in his fists inside the ring, and a great exuberance for life outside it.”
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