WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) mourned the loss of Senator Mike Enzi, whose seat she took in the U.S. Senate.
“Today, Wyoming mourns the loss of a giant, Mike Enzi,” Senator Lummis said. “Mike spent his life working to make Wyoming a better place while creating opportunities for our people.
“Be it as mayor of Gillette or as a U.S. senator and senior statesman, Wyoming has had no greater champion than Mike Enzi. He always put Wyoming first, and worked harder than anyone to serve his constituents.
“He was a soft-spoken leader, but the legislative wins he delivered loudly attest to the impact of his service. At a time of increasing political incivility, Mike Enzi managed to tactfully navigate the upper chamber, producing results that will be felt for generations to come.
“His retirement left a hole in the Senate, and his passing leaves a hole in our state and in our hearts.
“To me personally, he was more than just our senior senator. He was my friend and mentor, and I am heartbroken at his passing. Mike Enzi was a man of God and I take solace knowing that he is at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Diana, children Amy, Emily and Brad, and his four grandchildren at this difficult time.”