A Tribute To Sen. Paul Sarbanes
Today on Midday: Remembering Senator Paul Sarbanes, who died Sunday night at the age of 87. The son of Greek immigrants, Paul Sarbanes rose to become one of the most respected and effective legislators in the United States Senate, where he represented Maryland for 30 years.
Tom is joined today by the late senator's son, Maryland's 3rd District Congressman John Sarbanes; Ben Cardin, who succeeded him in the Senate; his longtime Maryland congressional colleagues, Steny Hoyer and Kweisi Mfume; University of Baltimore president and former Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke; former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank; and the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. We'll also hear a portion of the tribute Sen. Chris Van Hollen offered to Paul Sarbanes yesterday on the Senate floor.
They all reflect on the life and legacy of one of Maryland’s most consequential and influential political leaders.