McConnell Remarks on Sen. Jim Inhofe
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senator Jim Inhofe:
“Last week, our distinguished colleague the senior Senator for Oklahoma, the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, announced he’ll retire from the Senate at the end of this Congress.
“By this autumn, Senator Jim Inhofe will have been a stalwart champion for Oklahomans and a hugely impactful Senator for 28 years. He has led crucial committees, shaped major legislation, and helped keep the needs and concerns of Middle America at the forefront of this institution and its work.
“The fruits of Jim’s labors are apparent across his beloved home state and our whole country. Most recently, atop the Armed Services Committee, he’s been a remarkable advocate for his fellow veterans, for today’s servicemembers, and for the needs of our national security.
“We’ll have much more to say about Senator Inhofe’s storied service as we move through the remainder of this year and this Congress.
“For now, I just want to congratulate our colleague, his wife Kay, and their 20 kids and grandkids on the well-earned retirement to which they are now looking forward.
“And I am very glad we’ll have the Senator’s wisdom and leadership to call upon for 10 more months, especially at a time such as this.”
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