Statement by Former Vice President Gore on the Passing of Senator Fred Thompson

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Fred Thompson. His longtime dedication to public service helped millions of people around the country and here, in our home state. At a moment of history’s choosing, Fred’s extraordinary integrity while working with Senator Howard Baker on the Watergate Committee helped our nation find its way. I was deeply inspired by his matter-of-fact, no-nonsense moral courage in that crucible. Tennessee and our nation owe a great debt to Fred Thompson. We will miss him. My condolences to Fred’s beloved family.”