Michiana lawmakers are reacting to the loss of former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell.
Senator Todd Young said he was saddened by the news, calling General Powell a faithful husband and a devoted father. The Senator said Powell was “a selfless patriot, a dignified statesman, and a pioneer.”
2nd District Representative Jackie Walorski called Powell “a visionary public servant and statesman who devoted his life to protecting the American people, defending our nation, and advancing freedom across the world.”
Powell, who had an underlying medical condition, succumbed to complications due to COVID-19. His death was announced by his family on Monday.
Governors Holcomb and Whitmer are directing flags in their states to be flown at half-staff to honor the life and legacy of General Powell.
Flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Oct. 22.