Congressman Patrick McHenry's Statement on the Passing of Jesse Helms

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) issued the following statement today in response to the passing of Jesse Helms.

"This morning, America lost a great conservative leader and North Carolina lost the greatest political leader it has ever known.  The compassion and principle of Jesse Helms earned him respect and admiration across the political spectrum and in foreign capitals around the world.  This Fourth of July let us celebrate both our independence and the life's work of this great man.  A grateful nation sends its prayers to the Helms family."