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McConnell: Krauthammer 'Elevated Our Public Discourse'

McConnell: Krauthammer 'Elevated Our Public Discourse'
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By    |   Friday, 08 June 2018 06:05 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that political analyst Charles Krauthammer, who revealed that he is dying from terminal cancer, "has elevated our public discourse" and that "his work is in a class of its own."

"He's illuminated a dizzying array of topics for his enormous audience with clear thinking and seemingly bottomless expertise," the Kentucky Republican said in a statement.

Krauthammer, 68, disclosed in a column in The Washington Post, that he has only weeks to live after a relapse of cancer that was "aggressive and spreading rapidly."

"My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live," Krauthammer said. "This is the final verdict.

"My fight is over."

McConnell praised Krauthammer as "my dear friend," saying that for 40 years, he has "brought a piercing intellect, a sharp wit and a deep moral conscience to his prolific career as a columnist, commentator and best-selling author.

"Quite simply, his work is in a class of its own.

"More than just a political pundit," McConnell continued, "Charles Krauthammer has been a true public intellectual of our age.

"Like the Harvard-educated psychiatrist that he is, Charles seems to know our country and our culture better than we know ourselves.

"He's helped not only conservatives, but all Americans, reason together through our biggest questions with eloquence, brilliance and charity."

The majority leader noted that "one of the best parts of my friendship with Charles is that I never know exactly where our conversations will end up.

"It could be policy, history, sociology or some other topic entirely.

"But I always know where they'll begin: baseball.

"While I pity those who've had to spar with Charles on any subject, I think his tireless faith in the Washington Nationals might be the most unmovable position of all," McConnell said.

"I am confident Charles is facing the challenge before him with the same resolve and steadfastness that have defined his whole life."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that political analyst Charles Krauthammer, who revealed that he is dying from terminal cancer, "has elevated our public discourse" and that "his work is in a class of its own." "He's illuminated a dizzying array of topics...
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