Senator Bob Corker on Friday released the following statement on the passing of longtime editor of The Tennessean John Seigenthaler:
"John Seigenthaler was nothing short of an institution whose impact was felt all around the country," said Senator Corker. “John was a journalist first, an ardent supporter of a free press, a pioneer in the civil rights movement and one of the most kind, wonderful people I have known. I will miss his friendship and wisdom and feel fortunate to have had the privilege of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Seigenthaler family and all those who were touched by his life.”
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron said, “John Siegenthaler was a true American hero. He was a man of devout faith and deep patriotism who used his unceasing compassion and incredible courage to fight for the rights of all Americans."