U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after the death of Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Britain:
"Margaret Thatcher was a transcendent figure who made the world a better place. A woman who once joked she did not know the meaning of defeat, Margaret Thatcher was an unwavering defender of freedom and the British people, and I was honored to get to know her during our service together. From taking down the Iron Curtain to driving Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and back to Iraq, Margaret Thatcher was the strongest ally America could ask for during uncertain times for both of our countries. She liberated Britain's economy with conservative reforms that built a foundation for economic success that has lasted to this day. My condolences are with the Thatcher family, the British people, and the millions of citizens around the world whose lives were touched by Lady Thatcher."