Sen. Mike Johanns praises Sen. Ben Nelson as Nelson leaves public office.
Nelson will leave the United States Senate and return to private life after his term ends.
Johanns, a Republican, says he and Nelson, a Democrat, had a good relationship throughout their political careers.
“So, I thank Sen. Nelson for his work. I thank him for the direction he gave to his staff, same direction I gave to my staff, which is ‘work together,’” Johanns tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call. “We’ve had an outstanding working relationship and I appreciate his efforts and I do appreciate the close working relationship.”
Johanns says he has worked with Nelson for years, not just in the Senate. He praises Nelson for his work on behalf of Nebraska.
“And I wish him and Diane and his family the very, very best as he thinks about the next stages in life and I look forward to seeing them both in the future,” Johanns says.
Nelson leaves public life after his term as United States Senator ends. He served two terms as governor and two terms as US Senator.
AUDIO: Sen. Mike Johanns praises Sen. Ben Nelson as Nelson prepares to leave public office. [1 min.]