So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night! Rep. Laura Richardson took to the House floor Tuesday to bid farewell to her colleagues who would not be returning for the 112th Congress. Everybody now: Aw.
ďThese colleagues ó while their service, intellect and companionship will be missed dearly ó can look back on these last two years in Congress and take pride in the historically legislative achievements of which they were a part,Ē the California Democrat said in a mushy speech outlining each groupís legislative accomplishments.
Richardson recognized the Congressional classes of 2006, 2008 and even the special election classes from the 110th and 111th Congresses.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.