Several politicians paid tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist David Broder on Twitter Wednesday, acknowledging Broder's impact on political journalism. Broder died Wednesday from complications of diabetes. He was 81.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tweeted:

“David Broder was the last of a breed – an insightful reporter who trusted facts more than opinion. I will miss him.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted:

“We are all saddened by the loss of David Broder, one of the great journalists of our time. His integrity & objectivity were admired by all."

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) tweeted:

"David Broder was a role model for all of us in public life as he was the gold standard for decency."

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) tweeted:

"Very sad to hear that David Broder passed away today. David was a greatly respected journalist & I always enjoyed our conversations."