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Sen. Patrick Leahy, 81, the chamber’s
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/15/2021 10:45:22 AM

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), the longest-serving Democrat in the Senate, on Monday announced he will retire at the end of his term next year. Leahy, 81, who was first elected in 1974, would have been up for reelection to a ninth term in 2022. “It’s time to put down the gavel. It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter to carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home,” Leahy said at a news conference Monday at the Vermont State House in Montpelier from the same room where he announced his first


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 11/15/2021 10:49:58 AM (No. 978203)
Leaky Leahy, the friend of communists everywhere. Enjoy your time in Hell.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Condor44 11/15/2021 10:52:28 AM (No. 978207)
About friggin time, you grifter!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 11/15/2021 10:54:29 AM (No. 978210)
Actually, it was time for this bellicose fossil to retire 20 years ago!! Selfish bustard wanted to leave the Senate feet first like so many of his comrades!! He is the poster child for both age and term limits in both houses!!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/15/2021 10:57:32 AM (No. 978219)
Teddy Kennedy couldn't be reached in hell for comment.......
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/15/2021 11:00:58 AM (No. 978229)
The cumulative IQ of Vermont will go down, while that of DC will increase. Buh-bye, Commie.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: qr4j 11/15/2021 11:02:54 AM (No. 978232)
Maybe Leahy will run for President. As a Dem, he's the right age to be President. LOL
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Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/15/2021 11:03:38 AM (No. 978236)
Hopefully, there's still time for tar and feathers.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scribelus 11/15/2021 11:03:56 AM (No. 978237)
Division, hate, strife and hopelessness: my work here is done!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jpdkas 11/15/2021 11:56:15 AM (No. 978291)
#3, I agree with you sentiments. But more like 47 years ago. :)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Avikingman 11/15/2021 12:03:06 PM (No. 978302)
Glad to see this commie windbag go. Don't let the door hit ya.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Cindiana 11/15/2021 12:10:37 PM (No. 978316)
I saw his name and thought it was an obit.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hisself 11/15/2021 12:13:40 PM (No. 978322)
#11: We don't get that lucky!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 11/15/2021 12:13:41 PM (No. 978323)
He was a rotten Senator the first time, and even worse the second time. Good riddance.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: red1066 11/15/2021 12:18:38 PM (No. 978330)
Three toots from the cows in Vermont, but there will be less harmful CO2 in D.C. Time to seek out Ben and Jerry's like Biteme.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Quigley 11/15/2021 12:22:44 PM (No. 978337)
Oh why?!? Senile pres, senile senators. Senile speaker of the house. Etc etc. incontinence, incompetence, imbeciles.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: john56 11/15/2021 12:38:53 PM (No. 978349)
Gee, take your other pal, ol' Bernie with you.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Safari Man 11/15/2021 12:42:20 PM (No. 978354)
Man that headline got my hopes up. It was reading like an obituary announcement until the last clause.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Namma 11/15/2021 12:46:01 PM (No. 978359)
guy became a millionaire by working in government! thats not suppose to happen but its ok he is a demcommie
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Califedup 11/15/2021 12:46:41 PM (No. 978360)
Leahy's fellow sexual predator and traitor of the first rank, Ted Kennedy is happily polishing the seat right next to him in hell which is reserved exclusively for this abject failure of a human being Leahy. Begone foul Traitor, your final judgement awaits you shortly. Memo to Grim Reaper: Your attention is directed to all of the ancient, corrupt, America hating communist death democrats fouling up both houses of congress who require an urgent visit from you. Please do your job. Come to think of it , Grim Reaper, there are a lot of younger commie democrats who also deserve some of your attention. Thanks.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 11/15/2021 12:50:04 PM (No. 978363)
He is a besotted leftist fogey. Good riddance! He will not be missed. Oh, his only claim to accomplishment and fame? That's right, he used a high school yearbook to slime Judge Kavanaugh. He will not be remembered for anything else.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/15/2021 12:53:42 PM (No. 978366)
He lost access to classified information in 1986, because he carelessly released some of it. There should be a national celebration when we are rid of this nasty man.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: cThree 11/15/2021 12:56:56 PM (No. 978368)
I didn't know he was still alive. Sadly, he's from Ben & Jerry land, Vermont, so it's not likely anyone with a grain of common sense will be elected. Still, I hope it's the first of many, many Democratic retirements.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: terrywhite 11/15/2021 1:00:47 PM (No. 978374)
Vermont, here's your chance to prove you are not complete, perpetual idiots by electing someone to replace Leahy who will do well for you and the country. You irresponsibly saddled the rest of us with this dried up old wretch for nearly 50 years! You can and must do better!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: rytwng 11/15/2021 1:59:07 PM (No. 978444)
He looks 181. Take him directly to the home.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Starboard_side 11/15/2021 2:24:23 PM (No. 978466)
Didn't want to be in the minority party in the Senate, huh? Expecting a lot more retirements to come from long-time democrats, many in their 70's and 80's.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: YorkieMom 11/15/2021 2:52:35 PM (No. 978496)
He’s 81? I thought he was at least 95. Yep, time to retire.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: hershey 11/15/2021 3:22:48 PM (No. 978528)
Rat....sinkinig ship....
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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono 11/15/2021 3:57:55 PM (No. 978551)
Great news, Patrick. Now you'll have lots of time on your hand to reconsider Dick Cheney's suggestion, and Google Facebook Youtube.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: marlon 11/15/2021 4:10:04 PM (No. 978563)
My guess is if Build Back Better is defeated, which I hope to God it is, then Bolshevik Bernie will realize his agenda will never be adopted in his lifetime and will head for the exits too. I suppose if DiFi is still alive (not really sure if she is still with us) she is gone to. That would be three Commies down only another 55 in the senate to go!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: mifla 11/15/2021 4:43:53 PM (No. 978586)
This makes Bernie the senior (no pun intended) senator from Vermont. They will have to carry him out.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: udanja99 11/15/2021 6:41:16 PM (No. 978693)
Leaky Leahy should have been hung for treason years ago.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/16/2021 10:32:08 AM (No. 979304)
Dang, I was ready for the OBIT!
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