Across the nation today people are remembering the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford.
Ford who was thrust into the presidency by the Watergate scandal, died last night at the age of 93. He was the longest living former president and passed away quietly at his California home.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell was Deputy Assistant Attorney General during Ford’s administration and issued the following statement today:
“Gerald Ford was a man of modesty, decency and national healing. Although he never aspired to America’s highest office, once there, he renewed our faith in our nation’s system of government.”
Governor Ernie Fletcher also praised Ford for bringing calm to the country in a time of turmoil.