Tributes paid as Colin Powell dies from Covid complications – latest news

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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

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Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first black US Secretary of State, has died after complications from Covid-19.

The 84-year-old served in several Republican administrations, helping to shape American foreign policy for decades.

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“Gen. Colin L. Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning,” the Powell family wrote in a statement on Facebook.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” he said.

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The family said General Powell was fully vaccinated.

He served in combat during the Vietnam War and later became the first black national security adviser in President Ronald Reagan’s administration. When Mr. Reagan’s Vice President George H.W. Bush took office, General Powell became the youngest and first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Powell later said that promoting faulty intelligence at the United Nations for advocating for the Iraq War was a “blot” on his record as George W.

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Fox News host used Colin Powell’s death to start anti-vaccine rant

Fox News host Will Cain used Colin Powell’s death to start an anti-vaccine rant.

About an hour after Secretary Powell’s death was announced, Mr. Cain said, “This day will be a day for many things.” “It’s also a day to remember the impact it had on everyday Americans.”

Mr Cain noted that the Powell family statement said the general had died of complications from Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

“The family made a point on their post on Facebook this morning that Colin Powell was fully vaccinated,” Mr Cain said. “And as Americans wonder what’s next for them and they search and need truth to move forward, we’re looking at data from all over the world. We’re looking at data from Europe, the United Kingdom. From now on, people who are fully vaccinated are being hospitalized and those who are fully vaccinated are dying of covid.” He added, “And here we have a very high-profile example, for which our government We need more truth, more truth than our health leaders.” “As we’re talking about this story on a day when state after state and institution after institution is pushing for a mandate to vaccinate. Is.”

NBC News reported that Secretary Powell also suffered from multiple myeloma — a blood cancer that damages the body’s ability to fight infection.

A CDC study released in September found that unvaccinated adults are 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than those who have been vaccinated.

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Former Republican presidential candidate: ‘Today, the nation lost a man of indomitable courage’

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee and current Utah senator, tweeted Monday that Secretary Powell was “a statesman and pioneer, dedicated to America and freedom”.

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Trump impeachment witness praises Powell: ‘the epitome of a soldier-politician’

Retired lieutenant colonel and former director of European affairs for the US National Security Council, Alexander Vindman, one of the most high-profile witnesses to the first impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, tweeted that Secretary Powell was “committed to public service and He was a patriot. His best to advance American interests”.

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Photos show Secretary Powell for a lifetime

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DNC Chair: Powell inspired me and showed that there are no limits to what we can be or what we can achieve.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison paid tribute to Secretary Powell following news of his death.

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George W Bush pays tribute to Colin Powell after former Secretary of State passes away

On Monday, tributes poured in from across the world to General Colin Powell, the first black man to hold the position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State.

In a statement announcing he had passed away from complications due to Covid-19, his family wrote: “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American”.

Former President George W. Bush, who elected General Powell as his Secretary of State after winning the 2000 presidential election, said in a statement that both he and former First Lady Laura Bush were “deeply saddened” by his passing.

He was a great public servant starting from his time as a soldier during Vietnam.

Many presidents relied on the advice and expertise of General Powell….He was such a favorite of presidents that he twice earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” wrote Mr. Bush.

“He was highly respected at home and abroad, and – most important – Colin was a family man and a friend.”

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Bush pays tribute to Colin Powell after former Secretary of State dies

On Monday, tributes poured in from across the world to General Colin Powell, the first black man to hold the position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State.

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Stacey Abrams: Powell ‘leaded with integrity, accepted decline and defended democracy’

Stacy Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia in 2018, pays tribute to Secretary Powell following his death from Covid-19.

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Colin Powell’s death: Fully vaccinated former secretary of state dies of Covid complications at age 84

His family said in a statement on their Facebook that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell died of complications from Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

Mr. Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, was one of the most distinguished military officers and served in several Republican administrations, including chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to President George H.W. Bush during the Persian Gulf War, and Secretary of State to George W. were involved. Bush.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died

Powell’s family says he was fully vaccinated.

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