Lantos to Retire

Congressman Tom Lantos has announced that he’ll be retiring because of illness. Lantos is the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to the US congress.

Lantos’ farewell should make us all a little more patriotic:

“It is only in the United States that a penniless survivor of the Holocaust and a fighter in the anti-Nazi underground could have received an education, raised a family, and had the privilege of serving the last three decades of his life as a member of Congress,” Lantos said in a statement. “I will never be able to express fully my profoundly felt gratitude to this great country.”

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