Lawmakers remembered 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern
, who died on Sunday
. Here's a look at what they said.
House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier: "Our friendship first began when we were seatmates on the plane to President Nixon's funeral in 1994. I was struck with what a gentleman he was. Over the years we continued our discussions up to our last meeting just a few months ago when we recounted our shared goal of keeping the capital gains tax rate low to encourage economic growth."
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer: "Senator George McGovern never stopped fighting for the causes of peace, freedom, and human dignity at home and around the world."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Throughout his historic career, Senator McGovern was a great patriot. He flew bombing missions during World War II and worked tirelessly for social justice upon his return, advocating passionately on behalf of the most vulnerable among us."