October 08, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on the Passing of Maryland Senator Joseph Tydings

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on the passing of Maryland Senator Joseph Tydings:


“Today, Maryland lost a favorite son, Joe Tydings. Senator Tydings grew up in a well-established Maryland family but was never afraid to take on the establishment. He cut against the grain and had the courage of his convictions to fight for civil rights, equality, and sensible gun laws in the turbulent 1960s.  His progressive battles cost him his Senate seat in 1970, but his display of political courage was an inspiration to me and many others. In these difficult times, he serves as a powerful example of the best in public service.”