In a triumphant show of human spirit, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate today, a year after his stroke. He was helped up the stairs of the Senate, and was greeted by Vice President, and President of the Senate, Joe Biden and friend, West Virginian Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). Much of the time Sen. Kirk spend recovering was used to teach how to walk again. Sen. Kirk’s website had continuous updates on his condition, keeping constituents informed.
Sen. Manchin had a few tweets today about the Illinois senator. The one tweet read, “Mark has shown incredible grit & determination. I’m glad 2 have my friend back 2 solve our problems”. Most of the tweets were about the incredible strength Sen. Kirk had going through his recovery. Sen. Kirk was elected in 2010 to the Senate, and holds President Obama’s former Senate seat.