The Crying Caucus just got its newest member — Senator Mitch McConnell.
Mr. McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, choked up Tuesday on the Senate floor, as he delivered an emotional send-off to his colleague, Senator Judd Gregg, a Republican from New Hampshire who is retiring at the end of this Congress.
“Now to say that I tried to convince Judd to stay is an understatement,” said Mr. McConnell, his voice cracking as he deployed a white handkerchief and strategic coughs. “But he knew it was his time to move on, and to write the next chapter in his life. And while senators come and go all the time, I can’t help but note that when Judd walks out of this chamber, when he walks out of this chamber for the last time, he’ll leave an enormous void behind.”