RIP: Ex-GOP Senator Jim Jeffords has passed away
RIP Jim Jeffords – the quiet Republican (and Singing Senator) from VT who single-handedly shifted the balance of power by leaving the GOP
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) August 18, 2014
Former U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords has passed away. He was 80 years old.
— Matt Jennings (@mvjennings) August 18, 2014
In 2001, Jeffords left the GOP and became an Independent, shifting the balance of power in the Senate to the Democrats. He retired in 2006, reportedly in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
R.I.P. former Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont. A good man..
— Leah Boule' (@AlbaLondubh) August 18, 2014
— dedamwriter (@KimDedam) August 18, 2014
— Milton Busker (@MiltonBusker) August 18, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to his family.