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Former longtime GOP Senator from Georgia, Johnny Isakson, passed away over the weekend at the age of 76.

As The New York Times reports:

Johnny Isakson, a Georgia Republican who succeeded Newt Gingrich in the House of Representatives, and in 15 years in the Senate was a moderate conservative, often championing bipartisan cooperation, until his resignation for health reasons in 2019, died on Sunday at his home in Atlanta. He was 76.

His death was confirmed by the Isakson Initiative, which he founded to raise money for research into neurocognitive diseases.It did not specify a cause, but when he resigned, Senator Isakson had cited progressive Parkinson’s disease and surgery to remove a growth on a kidney.

He served 14 years in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1976 to 1990, and three years in the State Senate from 1993 to 1996. His family attended a Methodist church and he taught Sunday school for 30 years.

A social high point of his Senate years was an annual barbecue lunch he hosted for colleagues on both sides of the aisle. As his 20-year Washington tenure ended in December 2019, an outpouring of tributes from voters and Senate colleagues prompted a piece of advice from Mr. Isakson.

He is survived by his wife, three children, and nine grandchildren.


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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

If a RINO Good riddance Hoorah

Thomas Symington
Thomas Symington
5 months ago

Senator Isakson was a great statesman, a generous donor to causes close to him, he was in no way a RINO unlike Collins, Murkowski, Cheney, Romney, or McConnell.

Jawad
Jawad
5 months ago

Mr. Symington knows the man and his legacy and is correct. Mr. Russell speaks from his last orifice.

Gitmo
Gitmo
5 months ago

He was out of office goofy! He was one of the good ones, Apparently you have no idea who’s who! Save your comments like that for corrupt ones like Obama, killery,Biden,Soros,Pelosi, Nadler,Adam Shit, Schumer, and then you have all the right in the world to say that!!!

Gina Battenberg
Gina Battenberg
5 months ago

That’s horrible

Mary
Mary
5 months ago

He will be missed

Pawn
Pawn
5 months ago

 As his 20-year Washington tenure ended in December 2019, an outpouring of tributes from voters and Senate colleagues prompted a piece of advice from Mr. Isakson.” Ok what was the piece of advice?