Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Passing of Senator Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords was one of the finest, most decent public servants I've ever known. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with him in the Senate. Politics never has enough men and women of integrity like Jim Jeffords. He served our country honorably in many capacities, including his service in the U.S. Navy. He'll be missed by his many friends and admirers.