Mondley, a Democrat, represented Minnesota in the Senate from 1964 to 1976, when he signed on as Carter’s running mate. He served as Carter’s No. 2 from 1977 to 1981, when he and Carter lost to Ronald Reagan and his running mate, George HW Bush.
Carter’s statement continued on Monday, “He was an invaluable companion and a capable servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States and the world. Fritz Mondale provided us with a model for public service and private behavior. Rosaline and I are all Americans.” Joined. In thanking him for his exemplary life, and we express our deepest condolences to his family. ‘
Clinton and former President Barack Obama also weighed in on Monday, recalling Vettel for his service.
Several MPs on both sides of the aisle also expressed their condolences on Monday.
“I loved Walter Mondale and I am not alone,” Democratic Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota said in a statement. “Mondley was a giant not only because of the positions he held – Minnesota Attorney General, US senator, vice president, Democratic presidential candidate and ambassador – but because of the work he did.”
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said that Mondley was “someone who always treated people with respect and respect, and I had the privilege to call him my friend and mentor.”
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa called Mondley a great senator who “spoke of Minnesota’s values and loved his state like I do Iowa.”
This story has been updated with further responses.
CNN’s Aaron Pellish and Devan Cole contributed to this report.