Condolences Pour in For Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye

Brian Tseng for Civil Beat

Befitting his significance to his state and his country, statements on the passing of Daniel K. Inouye have been passionate and heartfelt.

They have come from the White House, the floors of Congress and from the Pentagon; from the Hawaii Legislature and Native Hawaiians; from rap moguls and gay advocates and just about everyone else.

They came in official press releases, tweets and videos. They included Mazie Hirono in the U.S. House of Representatives and Gov. Neil Abercrombie in executive chambers both tearing up when speaking about Inouye.

Civil Beat excerpts highlights from the reaction to the loss of Inouye, 88, who died Monday in Washington, D.C.

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