March 23, 2022

Senator Hirono Statement on the Passing of Madeleine Albright

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) released the following statement on the passing of Madeleine Albright:

“As the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright proudly represented our country as a champion of human rights and democracy. Secretary Albright immigrated to the U.S. as a refugee and became a brilliant leader in the international community, shaping our country’s foreign policy for decades to come.

“Today, we mourn the loss of this iconic trailblazer, who inspired a generation of women and girls to work in national security, and we celebrate the immeasurable contributions she made around the world.”