McConnell Statement on Sen. Reid’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the decision by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to retire at the end of his term:

“Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges. They continue to make him a formidable opponent today. Through every turn in his long career, Landra would be there by his side -- and Harry by hers. In a short time, they will soon have the opportunity to write yet another chapter in their story together. Until then, I look forward to Senator Reid joining us in the many opportunities we'll have to accomplish important things for the American people here in the Senate.”

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