Sen. Burr Statement on Passing of Elizabeth Edwards

Washington, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) today issued the following statement on the passing of Elizabeth Edwards:

"Brooke and I were saddened to learn this afternoon of the passing of Elizabeth Edwards. She was a passionate advocate for issues she believed in and a caring and loving mother. Her legacy should serve as an inspiration to all of us. Her life was not without tragedy and adversity, yet through it all she fought for her family and faced every challenge with courage, poise, and grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family, but particularly her children, Cate, Emma Claire, and Jack."