Congressman Johnson's Statement on Sen. Isakson's Retirement Announcement
DECATUR, GA – Senior Judiciary Committee member and Chairman of the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet subcommittee, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following statement after learning that U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced he will retire from the Senate at the end of the year:
"I am saddened to hear that Sen. Johnny Isakson is stepping away from his seat in the United States Senate. Despite our disagreements on the important issues of today, I have always respected Sen. Isakson for his work ethic on behalf of Georgia, and for he and his staff's willingness to meet with any constituent, regardless of political leaning and regardless of the issue. His doors have always been wide open to all Georgians, and his constituent services operation and his legislative shop have been very effective. For more than 30 consecutive years, Sen. Isakson has attended the MLK services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, even during times of intense partisan turmoil. His presence at those times revealed to the nation a man of principle, while showcasing Atlanta living up to its creed of being a city too busy to hate. Georgia will lose a consummate public servant when Sen. Isakson leaves office. I extend my warmest regards to Sen. Isakson, his family and his staff as he transitions to private life."