WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela.

“We lost a great man today. Nelson Mandela’s life is a powerful affirmation of the strength of the human spirit. With courage and compassion, even in the face of adversity and injustice, he not only changed his beloved South Africa, he transformed the world. As we mourn his loss and reflect on his legacy we are reminded that we all have the capacity to make the world a better place, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of justice, equality and peace.”