U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina says the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s work will live forever.
The last standing brother of former President John F. Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy, has died at age 77. Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina knew Senator Kennedy, and spoke encouraging words about the man he called “champion for equal rights.” Clyburn says Kennedy was an inspiration for all concerning issues of health care.
In an Associated Press report, Clyburn said Kennedy was a protector of the nation’s downtrodden, and worked hard since taking office in 1962 in the areas of civil rights, education, public health and minimum wage. The Massachusetts senator died after battling a brain tumor, but Clyburn says his work will live on forever.