“She really was one of a kind,” said Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The impact of Louise Slaughter’s life is more than just words on paper; today, it could be seen. Two planes full of remembers of Congress came to pay their respects to the late congresswoman. One last meeting. One last good bye.
“This is the day the lord has made and we gather here for an extraordinary outpouring of love. Love for Louise,” spoke Clinton.
Along with Clinton, representatives such as John Lewis and Nancy Pelosi, took the stage. The love for Louise Slaughter: truly apparent.
“She was strong, she was solid, and she didn’t take any stuff,” said John Lewis.
“Louise made congress more diverse, more welcoming to women,” said Nancy Pelosi.
“Advancing the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls,” added Clinton.
The deep pride Slaughter felt in representing the Rochester area was know not only here , but shared at the nation’s capital.
“Now as the people of Rochester and Buffalo and Niagara fall know, there was no one better to have in your corner than Louise,” said Clinton.
A crusader for ethics and honoring the public trust. Lousie Slaughter: a woman who paved the way for a stronger future. She will truly be missed.
“We need more louise slaughters today more than ever,” finished Clinton.
As Nancy Pelosi said at the end of her speech today, “God truly blessed America with the leadership and the life of Louise Slaughter”.