January 03, 2013

Manchin Statement on Senator Kirk’s Return to the Senate

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about his friend Mark Kirk’s remarkable return to the Senate today after walking with him up the steps of the Capitol. 

“My dear friend Mark Kirk has always shown grit and determination – and today he demonstrated those qualities for everyone to see. I am so honored to call him my friend, and I thank the Good Lord for his recovery and for his return to Washington. We need more people here who are willing to work across the aisle, and Mark embodies that spirit. I told him today that as happy as he is to be back, I’m even happier to have him back.”