“In the Republican Conference meetings I was in even in November and December in the Senate, there was a lot more interest in your colleagues’ understanding why it was you’d arrived at the position you’d arrived at on whatever the issue was,” Blunt said. “I don’t recall that much introspection or need to express how you felt about something among my House colleagues. They were always ready to go onto the next thing, and I was, too.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.