Tester: Senator Byrd a ‘respected teacher and trusted friend’

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to the passing of U.S. Senator Robert S. Byrd:

“I’ll always remember Senator Byrd calling me ‘Mountain Man.’  It’s my honor to call Senator Byrd a respected teacher and a trusted friend.  Senator Byrd will always be remembered for his wisdom, his decades of tireless public service, and for representing the people of West Virginia with fiery passion.  Sharla and I send our thoughts and prayers to all West Virginians as we celebrate Senator Byrd’s remarkable life and his success in making our country a better place for our kids and grandkids.”