Former Pa. Governor Tom Ridge on Colin Powell’s passing

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Reactions have poured in from all over the world on the passing of Colin Powell, including former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge.

Ridge, a fellow Republican, served with Powell in the Bush Administration and considered him a personal friend.

Ridge released a statement via Twitter on Powell’s passing, saying in part:

“Colin Powell served with great distinction & honor, a patriot who led our nation’s foreign diplomacy in those difficult days after 9/11.  I was proud to have served with him.”

Read the full statement here.

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