Several news sources have confirmed that former Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has passed away.
Local media has confirmed that former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) died on Tuesday, December 28th at 82 years old. Reid served as Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015.
Jon Ralston, CEO of The Nevada Independent, wrote in a post on Twitter: “Harry Reid, probably the most important elected official in Nevada history, has died at 82.”
BREAKING: Harry Reid, probably the most important elected official in Nevada history, has died at 82.
My condolences to his family and friends.
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) December 29, 2021
The Nevada Independent reports that several sources have confirmed his death.
Current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a statement about Harry Reid shortly after his death was announced. The statement read:
“Harry Reid was one of the most amazing individuals I have ever met. He was tough-as-nails strong, but caring and compassionate, and always went out of his way quietly to help people who needed help.
He was a boxer who came from humble origins, but he never forgot where he came from and used those boxing instincts to fearlessly fight those who were hurting the poor and the middle class.
He was my leader, my mentor, one of my dearest friends. He ‘s gone but he will walk by the sides of many of us in the Senate every single day.”