Former Sen. Thad Cochran Dies At 81

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in his Dirksen Building office, January 14, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in his Dirksen Building office, January 14, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who retired from the Senate last year, died on Thursday morning at the age of 81, according to a press release from his successor, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s (R-MS) office Thursday.

“Cochran’s family extends its gratitude for the support shown to the Senator by Mississippians over the years,” the statements said.

Cochran, who served as the Senate Appropriations Committee chair, spent more than 45 years in Congress and retired in April 2018 due to health issues.

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  1. Rest in peace.

  2. He’s being fitted for the appropriate afterlife accoutrements:

  3. Too bad for Thad that he didn’t die before selling his soul to Trump.

    St Peter is going to head some bad news for Thad.

  4. I wish these old fuckers would retire earlier. Don’t they want to spend time with their grandkids? He was in the Senate for nearly 40 years and only quit so he could finish dying. Thanks.

  5. Are you kidding? These GOP Senators get the best healthcare on earth while purposely denying it to everybody else with every chance they get. They live for that shit. He only retired when he got news that even with the best healthcare, there was probably nothing more medical science could do for him. Not surprising then that he finally decided to spend more time with his family.

    To assume that all these politicians love spending time with their families I suspect would be a bit of a stretch. I think some politicians run to serve in DC just so they can get away from their families.

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