Senator David Perdue Honors Johnny Isakson’s Legacy

“Johnny has been the best partner anyone could ever ask for.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led a bipartisan group of senators in honoring the legacy of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who plans to retire at the end of 2019. 

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Bittersweet Occasion: “Today is truly a bittersweet occasion. It’s bitter because my friend, my mentor, and partner in the United States Senate, Johnny Isakson, is stepping down at the end of this month. For those of us who know this man, this is tough to come to grips with. I’ll dearly miss him on many levels. I’ll miss having him here in the United States Senate alongside me. I’ll miss his words of wisdom. I’ll miss his patience. Most of all, I think I’ll miss his example.”

Partner In The Senate: “Johnny has meant the world to me, and for longer than I’ve been in the United States Senate. When I got involved in the political process, I had never been elected to anything. This was a radically different experience than I personally had ever had. Johnny helped me with that transition. He gave me advice, he befriended me, he introduced me to colleagues here in the Senate. He’s been the best partner anyone could ever ask for.”

Working Together: “A lot of people in this town know how to talk. Johnny has shown us how important it is to listen and learn from each other. He showed us how to work together on behalf of not just ourselves or our next reelection but truly for the people who put us here.”

Greatest Among Us: “In the Bible in Matthew 23, it says that the greatest among you will be the servant. Today, I want to remind everybody in this body that the greatest among us is Johnny Isakson. Johnny, it’s been a true blessing. God bless you and Dianne and your family. America will always be in your debt. Thank you for everything.”