U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel issued the following statement today following the news that Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
"Ted Kennedy is a giant of the Senate and respected national leader. He is a friend and colleague, and I know Ted and his family will fight this illness with the courage and vigor that has defined his decades of public service.
"Lilibet and I join Nebraskans in offering our deepest thoughts and prayers to Senator Kennedy, his wife Victoria and the entire Kennedy family," Hagel said.