U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement on the death of Hank Aaron. 

"Hank Aaron is an all-time American legend. We’ve lost a great athlete and a greater man. Aaron stared down racism to become America’s home run king. This country has a habit of wanting our athletes to be heroes — super stars who set an example for our kids. It’s a high standard and the strikes, steroids, and cheaters have tempted us to lower the bar. Hank Aaron reminds us why character counts, why we want our kids to have heroes, and why our national pastime is more than a game."