WASHINGTON Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd D.)is among the many officials who are remembering the life of the late South African president Nelson Mandela.Unlike most, Scott has actually met the Nobel Peace prize winner.

Scott says 'With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its most unwavering advocates for freedom, democracy, and equality. His life and legacy will always be a source of inspiration for all who seek freedom's embrace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family and the people of South Africa.'

Scott first met Mandela in 1994.

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