Praising Kennedy, Byrd Breaks Down

90-year-old colleague weeps on floor of Senate
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 5:05 PM CDT
Senate Armed Services Committee members, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., take part in a hearing Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, on Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
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(Newser) – Robert Byrd echoed their Senate colleagues' good wishes for Ted Kennedy as he spoke on the floor of the chamber this afternoon, then broke down as he delivered a tribute to his ailing friend, Politico reports. "Ted, Ted, my dear friend, I love you, and I miss you," the longest-serving Senator, 90, said from his wheelchair.