Lawmakers Pay Tribute to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid : CSPAN3 : December 8, 2016 4:00pm-5:31pm EST
remember when he visited hyde park in new york, and he talked to me for about a half hour, on and on. that was it, until one day about seven, eight months later, i got a call from the head of the hyde park monument. he said thanks for the $15 million earmark you put in the appropriations bill. i didn't even know it was there. harry m. reid. he fought for the things he cared about. though he didn't always prevail, he always kept fighting. and honestly, in the true tradition of harry, i had the exact same lines from the boxer that nancy pelosi read. i think i'll read -- that hillary read. but i'll read them again, because they're so -- a boxer by his trade, he carries the repinederepin reminders that laid him down, but the fighter still remains. harry is the third longest senate serve -- longest serving senate leader, and as we all know, the higher you go, the more fiercely the winds blow. you can easily lose your way. get blown off course, beaten down. you' your fighting spirit can flail. what keeps people going, their sense of right and wrong. no one has a better internal gyroscope t
where i am a proud trustee and plead with you all with a full heart to make the trek to hyde park to see our new permanent exhibit and our new visitor's center. i think it will amplify the conflicting and disparate messages unified by defiance that i think i have heard so far today. and i would also very much like to give a shout out to constance who did emergency travel planning for me last night when i missed my flight. the first time that has happened to me in 64 years. but as you can tell from my hacking, i beg your indulgence. i have, as my mother would have said, a honking sinus infection. with that plead for indulgence, i will ask you to suspend everything you have talked about so far for the past three days. i want you to think not about military strategy, not about who won the war, not about the geopolitical outcomes of the war, or the war's economic consequences. what i want you to get into your heart is the ricocheting , emotional ping-pong ball that america and the world is going through at the end of the war. we ricocheted from unbridled fear to almost unbridled relief.
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