New members of Congress were sworn in last week, and for the first time in 20-years, a strong voice for south Georgia is missing in Washington.
After 8 years in the House and 12 in the Senate, Moultrie Republican Saxby Chambliss didn't run for re-election. He stood up for veterans and farmers and our national security during his time in Washington.
With hyper-partisanship paralyzing Congress, Chambliss was one of the few people there willing to work across the aisle to get things done, but he never turned his back on his conservative principles.
In his farewell speech on the Senate floor, he not only thanked his family and his constituents and some of his Republican colleagues, Chambliss also called many Democrats by name and thanked them for their friendship and support.
We thank him for his service, and we hope new members of Congress will learn from his example.