R.I.P. Beau Biden

Tonight, our country has lost a valiant public servant, and a family which has given so much to all of us, has lost a son, a brother, a husband, and a father. We have all lost a friend. My heart is with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, Beau’s wife Hallie, and two children Natalie and Hunter.

To Vice President Biden who has seen so many great tragedies over the years, I can only offer these words by the poet William Wordsworth:

“As tempted more; more able to endure,
As more exposed to suffering and distress;
Thence, also, more alive to tenderness.”