Attorney General Holder Statement on Marion Barry

ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER STATEMENT ON FORMER WASHINGTON MAYOR MARION BARRY

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Sunday on the passing of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry:

 

“I was very saddened to hear this morning about the passing of Marion Barry.  As a long time resident of Washington, D.C. I can attest to the fact that former Mayor Barry was a consequential figure in the city that I call home.  His vision, and his hard work, helped to transform Washington into the world class city it now is.  Mayor Barry was, as we all are, a complicated man and a person who had to deal with many personal issues.  But his focus on those who are often without a voice in this community and his critical role in creating economic opportunity too long denied many of the city’s residents are significant parts of his legacy.  I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Mayor Barry’s family.  My thoughts and prayers are with them.”

 

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