Transcript for Harry Reid's farewell speech to the Senate in 2016
One thing people ask me all the time. You've done okay. Tell me what you think it is important aspect especially young people ask long time youngster relative term. What would you recommend would what do you think was truly a success. Titel all the same thing. I didn't make it. And why because my Catholic prowess. I didn't make it because my good looks. I didn't make it because I'm genes. I needed because I worked hard and I tell everyone. What everyone tried to. Make sure you can work as hard as you can trying to do what you want to do. I believe that so. Lesson for everyone but as the future of the senate. I hope that every week. We do everything that could can to protect senate as an institution. It's part of our constitution it should be given the dignity and deserves. I love the senate. I don't need to dwell on that I love the sound. I care about so very very much. I've enjoyed congress 34 years I've. As a leader here. Soon. I've had such joy and times call and while. What are we gonna do now. That's what. These jobs realized. Whatever success I have in my education life life as a lawyer my life as a politician. Played my time in congress strictly traditional. Attributable. To land on my wife. We met when Lander was a sophomore in high school I was a junior. I was more than six decades ago you married at age nineteen. That said we have five children have wonderful nineteen grandchildren. She's dreamed of being of my existence. In my personal life and my public life. Israeli the Greek Prime Minister said. He can 37. This on this when he said the magic of deferred the magic of first love that it never happens. I believe them. She's my first love. Who. I'll never end the I live talked we understand we have a different life. It said and we believe it when I don't. Dwell on the past. Whom he involvement passed anyway we need to be the one who looked in the future. I wish everyone in the best I'm sort of talked to won't usually don't do that I thank everyone for listening my speech. At issue appreciate wonderful things I've been here. Friends. My staff. Each of you thank you for friendship support over the years.
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