McConnell: It Takes More Than a Change of Tone, It Takes a Change in Policy

“I’d like to start by acknowledging the news from last week that three of our colleagues will be leaving us when their current terms expire. Senator Hutchison has been a trusted advisor of mine, a leader in the Senate, and a dear friend. Senator Conrad has been a leader on the budget, he’s done a lot to alert the country to the fiscal problems we face as a nation; and Senator Lieberman has been a consistent and courageous leader on defense and national security issues. We'll be sorry to see them go. They've all been a real credit to this body.