Leader McConnell Statement on Senator Johnny Isakson

LOUISVILLE, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding this morning’s announcement from Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) that he will be retiring at the end of this year:

“Today, the Senate learned with regret that one of our hardest-working friends and colleagues, Senator Johnny Isakson, has chosen to retire at the end of this year. It’s been an honor to serve alongside Johnny. I could not be more grateful for his principled leadership and wise counsel.

“Johnny’s deep and abiding love for Georgia and this nation have animated his years of service, making him not only a first-rate legislator, but also a man of the highest integrity. Simply put, Johnny has been a legislative workhorse. His steady hand and commitment to working across the aisle have done so much to advance the priorities for his fellow veterans and the people of Georgia. His humor, humility, and enduring faith have made him a role model to all of us who have had the pleasure to work with him.

“Although the Senate will miss Johnny’s thoughtful service, I know that he’s looking forward to enjoying more dinners with his wife, Dianne, and his loving family. I’m grateful we’ll continue to benefit from his tireless leadership throughout the rest of the year. I’m sure Johnny will spend every minute working hard for Georgia and our nation.”