Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement on the passing of his dear friend Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:
“Elder Hales provided a model of servant-leadership for all of us to follow. He was a true disciple of Jesus Christ, putting the welfare of others before self and the Kingdom of God above all. He was gracious and loving, thoughtful and kind. In all things, Elder Hales exemplified humility, which was the hallmark of his life. While millions of us grieve his passing, we take peace and comfort in knowing that his service continues on the other side of the veil.”
Senator Hatch plans to deliver a tribute to Elder Hales on the Senate floor tomorrow.