Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today released the following statement on the passing of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
"Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of freedom and democracy whose bond with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II was directly responsible for breaking communism and ending the Cold War. My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret Thatcher, her family, her friends, and the British people. Mrs. Thatcher was a courageous and bold leader of the United Kingdom, and she fought every day to ensure that Britain remained a leader on the world stage. The torch of liberty would not burn as bright without Mrs. Thatcher's bold leadership, and America will always remember the role she played in making the world a more free and democratic place."