U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, made the following statement after Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Robert Novak passed away today at the age of 78:
Bob Novak will be remembered as an icon in American politics, a legend in the world of the press and a man who loved his country. Each day he worked to bring the people closer to their government through his exhaustive reporting and in-depth analysis of the important political issues of the day.
Bob Novak was also a son of the Midwest who served his country bravely during war and gave back to the community that gave so much to him. Our nation will miss him greatly. Karen and I offer our prayers and deepest sympathy to Geraldine and the rest of the Novak family during this time of grief and loss.