Durbin Statement on Passing of Former White House Press Secretary James Brady

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement regarding the passing of former White House Press Secretary James Brady:


“Jim Brady of Centralia, Illinois never let an assassin's bullet stop his smile or his determination to make America a safer nation.


“Jim and Sarah Brady played a key role in my 1996 campaign and appeared with me around the state. Jim was a proud Republican but he strongly supported my position calling for background checks before firearms sales. Traveling the state with Jim and Sarah I saw firsthand that gun violence limited his body but never dimmed his spirit or the devotion of his wife.


“America has lost a hero and Illinois has lost a favorite son.”