Senator Menendez Mourns the Passing of Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson's Passing
Bill Richardson (Deceased) the former governor of New Mexico

Statement from Sen. Menendez on the Passing of Bill Richardson

Source: Senator Menendez’s Official Website

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has released a statement regarding the passing of Bill Richardson, the former Governor of New Mexico and a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Senator Menendez described Richardson as a “quintessential public servant” who dedicated his life to improving the lives of those around him. Richardson served the people of New Mexico as the nation’s only Hispanic governor during his two terms and worked to free many Americans unjustly detained by despotic regimes globally.

Senator Menendez expressed his personal sorrow, stating that he would miss Richardson’s unwavering commitment to creating opportunities for others. He also highlighted Richardson’s infectious laughter, charismatic personality, and profound love for the United States. Menendez, along with his wife Nadine, joins the nation in mourning the loss of a significant figure in American public life. He emphasized that Richardson’s legacy is one of leaving the country in a better state than when he was born, a contribution for which many will remain eternally grateful.