Washington remembering Watergate's Charles Colson
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Politicians and friends are remembering Charles Colson, who went from serving time in prison in a Watergate-related case to serving God by ministering to inmates.
House Speaker John Boehner says the former aide to President Richard Nixon "lived an extraordinary life" and "went on to spark a movement of ideas and people focused on spiritual transformation."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Colson's life was a reminder of "the seductions of power and the rewards of service."
And the Rev. Billy Graham says, "When I get to Heaven and see Chuck again, I believe I will also see many, many people there whose lives have been transformed because of the message he shared with them."
Colson died Saturday at age 80. The chief executive with Colson's Prison Fellowship Ministries says the preliminary cause of his death was complications from brain surgery Colson had last month.