Carl Levin celebrated by friends and family in memorial Sunday
His memorial drew numerous officials including taped remarks from President Biden
Friends and family celebrated the life of one of the most powerful U-S Senators in recent history yesterday.
Carl Levin died last year but the pandemic delayed the memorial for the former chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Carl Levin’s rumpled everyman exterior belied the intellect behind the half glasses perched on his nose, as he demanded answers from credit card executives or about the use of torture on post nine-eleven military detainees.
His memorial drew numerous officials including taped remarks from President Biden. He says Levin’s work on issues like gun laws continues but sorely misses Levin’s ability to reach beyond partisan divisions.
“He always told you how he saw it…with honesty and respect. That’s how Carl earned the trust of the people of Michigan. And that’s how he earned the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle…to be able to get so much done.”
Levin retired in 2015. He died last summer from cancer at the age of 87.