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Watch Mitch McConnell’s tearful tribute to retiring Lamar Alexander

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a tearful farewell to retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.

“You’re leaving this body, and those of us in it, and the nation it exists to serve, stronger and better because you were here,” McConnell said, choking back tears.

[ Read more: Lamar! bids farewell, says Senate not voting on big issues is a ‘waste of talent’ ]

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