General Powell: Stevens – Brilliant Legislator; Patriot

Retired General Colin Powell paid tribute to former Senator Ted Stevens today calling him a “brilliant legislator” and “patriot.”

“Alma and I were deeply disturbed to hear of the death of former Senator Ted Stevens. Senator Stevens was a dear friend and colleague,” Powell said.

Powell was among those who had publicly and forcefully supported Stevens during his legal battles late in his career.

“We worked together on many issues dealing with the strength and well-being of our Armed Forces. He was a brilliant legislator. But above all, he was a patriot. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”