Statement by the Vice President on the Death of George McGovern
Jill and I are profoundly saddened to hear about George McGovern's passing. I was honored to serve with him, to know him, and to call him a friend.
George believed deeply in public service. It defined him as a Senator and as a man. And he never stopped serving for his entire life – whether it was his courage in World War II, his time in Congress, or his fight to eliminate hunger at home and abroad.
Above all, George McGovern was a generous, kind, honorable man. He will be missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family today.
Joseph R. Biden, Statement by the Vice President on the Death of George McGovern Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/320721