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Corker Statement on Passing of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

“Margaret Thatcher will rightly be remembered as a plain-spoken and aggressive advocate for democracy and free markets and for her strong leadership in the fight against communism, which helped preserve and strengthen Western values and institutions for generations to come.  Her courage, clear thinking and lifelong friendship with the United States continues to inspire us all,” said Corker.