McConnell honors Muhammad Ali from the floor of the U.S. Senate

06/07/2016 09:06 AM

U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, took to the floor of the United States Senate on Monday to honor the former heavyweight champion and advocate for social justice.

Ali grew up in Louisville, the same city where McConnell lives. McConnell said the Muhammad Ali Center stands today as a memorial to Ali’s legacy and to his life story.

“As people around the world honor The Greatest, the spotlight shines bright upon his hometown,” McConnell said. “I wish to again add my condolences too.”

“I wish to again recognize a legend from Louisville who was more than just a boxer — he was an icon known for grace on his feet and power in his fists inside the ring, and a great exuberance for life outside it.”

Nick Storm

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