Ted Kennedy Returns To the Senate To Cast a Crucial Vote

Sen. Edward Kennedy walked onto the Senate floor today for the first time since he was diagnosed with brain cancer. This is how he was greeted:

Today, the Senate chamber erupted into loud cheers when Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) returned to cast his vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation. Senators gave Kennedy, who has been battling a brain tumor, a long standing ovation. As he registered his vote, Kennedy said in a loud voice, “Aye,” and made a thumbs-up gesture.

Watch the video. It’s easily the most moving thing I’ve seen in a long time.

One Response to “Ted Kennedy Returns To the Senate To Cast a Crucial Vote”

  1. Chief says:

    I happened to be watching C-SPAN-2 at the time and saw it live.

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