Senator Lee made the following statement after learning of the recent passing away of LDS Apostle, Elder L. Tom Perry:
"Elder L. Tom Perry was a giant of a man with an even bigger soul. His enthusiasm for life energized and inspired all who came under his powerful influence. It has been said that ideas go booming through the world like cannons. Elder Perry’s booming voice carried his words far and wide, but it was his spiritual strength and positive perspective that sent his cherished ideas on faith, family and freedom booming to the four corners of world and into the hearts of millions."