U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby today commented on the untimely death of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota:
"I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, and his staff and pilots."
"Senator Wellstone was a truly kind and principled man. This loss will be greatly felt in the U.S. Senate."
"My thoughts and prayers go out to Senator Wellstone's family, his dedicated staff and the People of Minnesota, for whom he served."