Chairman Xavier Becerra On The Passing Of Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:

“My thoughts and prayers are with Nelson Mandela’s family, the people of South Africa and the courageous souls of today who are determined to put into practice the example and teachings of this giant. The world mourns the passing of one of history’s great champions of human rights, freedom, and equality. Nelson Mandela had every reason to be bitter, but in every way he lived as a leader for the ages. We are most grateful for his immortal example of perseverance, reconciliation and dialogue.”