In her remarks today, Hillary remembered the late Senator John Glenn who passed away today. The occasion was a tribute to Harry Reid who is retiring after 30 years representing Nevada. Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer, who succeeds Reid as Leader, shared the podium in reminiscing on Reid’s long career. Both Hillary and Schumer quoted words from Paul Simon’s “The Boxer.” Reid was a a boxer at one time. The event was held at the Russell Senate Office Building.
Read’s remarks were typically acerbic. There were moments when he seemed emotional. Harry stuck around so that every single person in the room who wanted a picture with him got one. You could tell he was very touched.
Here is a full video of the proceedings.