"Biden reacts to Kennedy’s diagnosis: ‘If anyone has the grit and determination to beat it,’ it’s him."
In an interview with ThinkProgress moments ago, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) — who has gone through two life-threatening brain aneurysms — reacted to the news that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. “If anyone has the grit and determination to beat it, it is — and I do think attitude matters in very serious circumstances — it’s Ted Kennedy,” Biden said. He added that Kennedy has “more energy, more passion, more commitment, more knowledge than anybody I’ve worked with in the Senate in the last 35 years.” Watch it:
UPDATE: In a tearful, touching moment on the Senate floor, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) described his love for his “dear friend”: