Alexander Statement on Thad Cochran

Posted on March 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2018 -- U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the announcement by Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) that he will retire in April:

“Thad Cochran is a gentleman, a principled legislator, and a pioneer in the Mississippi Republican Party. He was the first Republican elected to the United States Senate in Mississippi since Reconstruction, and he earned the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for his courtesy and steady leadership as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Republican Conference. He is a close friend, and I will greatly miss serving with him.”