The Corner

Remembering Craig Thomas

The president:

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas. During nearly 23 years of public service as a Senator, Congressman, and state legislator, Senator Thomas was a tireless and effective advocate for the people of his beloved home state. He was a man of character and integrity known for his devotion to the values he shared with the people of Wyoming. He leaves a lasting legacy as a guardian of Wyoming’s lands and resources and our country’s National Parks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Senator Thomas’ wife, Susan, his family, and friends.

Mitch McConnell:

Wyoming had no greater advocate, taxpayers had no greater watchdog, and rural America had no greater defender than Craig Thomas. The Senate is a lesser place without Craig here, but the State of Wyoming and our nation are much better places because he was here.

Elaine and I extend our heartfelt sympathies to Craig’s wife, our dear friend Susan. We ask the rest of the Senate family to keep both of them in their prayers.