WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement on the death of Vice President Joe Biden's mother, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan Biden:
"On behalf of the Democratic Party, I want to express my deepest sympathy to Vice President Biden and his family on the passing of Catherine Eugenia 'Jean' Finnegan Biden. It's clear that Mrs. Biden instilled in her family a love of country, commitment to hard work, and value of public service. She surrounded her family with warmth and love, and I know she will be missed. In this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family as they lay their matriarch to rest."
SOURCE Democratic National Committee