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Michigan’s Hoekstra on Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (R-MI), issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford:

“It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of former President Gerald R. Ford. He became president of the United States during a trying time and immediately began the difficult process of healing a nation torn apart by scandal.

He will be remembered for leading with integrity and character. He brought West Michigan values with him to Washington and maintained them throughout his rise from Congressman, to Republican leader of the House of Representatives, to Vice President and President of the United States of America.

Throughout this difficult time, the thoughts and prayers of my wife, Diane, and I remain with Betty and the family of President Ford.

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