President Joe Biden has eulogized America’s first female secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, as a “force for good in the world” who “turned the tide of history” with her “goodness and grace, her humanity and her intellect.”
“Her name is still synonymous with America as a force for good in the world,” Biden said on Wednesday at a memorial service for Albright in Washington. The Czech-born diplomat, who served as secretary of state under then-President Bill Clinton, died from cancer last month at the age of 84.
Albright was praised following news of her death by well-wishers, including globalist activist George Soros, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, ex-UK prime minister Tony Blair, and former presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Biden offered similar sentiments on Wednesday.
“To Madeleine, from my perspective, there was no higher mission, no greater honor, than to serve this great experiment in freedom known as the United States of America,” the president said. “May her memory continue to be a blessing to our nation, and may we remember her words and her deeds.”