Sen. Mark Kirk returns to Capitol Hill less than a year after massive stroke

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has returned to Capitol Hill after suffering a massive stroke last January.

Will never forget seeing my capitol hill family from the cap steps today. #Amazing, so grateful.

— Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) January 3, 2013

His colleagues greeted him warmly:

Senators cheer colleague and stroke victim Mark Kirk as he reaches top of capitol steps on his return to work a year after a major stroke.

— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 3, 2013

Very moving: Senator Kirk returning to the House after his stroke cheered on by all of his colleagues lining the capitol steps. #senatorkirk

— Beverly A. Sykes (@BeverlyASykes) January 3, 2013

Was great to see @vp Biden today and members of Congress welcome back @senatorkirk to the #Senate. #Congress

— Andrew Powaleny (@AndrewPowaleny) January 3, 2013

I enjoyed seeing @senatorkirk return to the capitol today.He has been missed, and I am grateful for his miraculous recovery.

— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) January 3, 2013

And others wished him well:

Congratulations to @senatorkirk on his return to the Senate. An inspiration to us all!

— NorthwesternMemorial (@NMHnews) January 3, 2013

Welcome back to work, @senatorkirk. You’re an inspiration. Keep it up!

— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) January 3, 2013

Congrats to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on his return to work as his journey to recover from a stroke continues.

— David Shestokas (@shestokas) January 3, 2013

@senatorkirk way to go!! You are an inspiration.

— Mary (@mfciezczak) January 3, 2013

Great to see that @senatorkirk is back on Capitol Hill today. #Illinois

— Andrew Thrasher (@thrash28) January 3, 2013

@senatorkirk I was so moved by your progress and journey!Thank you for your service to Illinois.

— Cathie Cushing Duff (@ccduff) January 3, 2013

@senatorkirk Congratulations! You are truly an inspiration to all!

— Lindsey Mullarkey (@LindsMullarkey) January 3, 2013

Watching Sen. Mark Kirk (@senatorkirk), who suffered a stroke last year, walk the steps of the #USCapitol is inspirational.

— Lee Wunsch (@lrwunsch) January 3, 2013

My friend, @senatorkirk walked up the stairs to the Senate today with a little help from VP Biden and Sens. Manchin & Durbin #GreatJobMark

— DentPressShop (@DentPressShop) January 3, 2013

Welcome back, Sen. Mark Kirk. Taped interview w/ him after he scaled Capitol steps this morn. Can hear his poignant observations Fri. 5-9am.

— Dan Proft (@DanProft) January 3, 2013

I join to welcome @senatorkirk back to the #US Senate. Each step he takes is an inspiration to us all. All of #IL is proud of you, Senator!

— Governor Pat Quinn (@GovernorQuinn) January 3, 2013

Just watched the video of @senatorkirk return to the Senate. Very impressive sir! Best wishes for your continuing recovery.#113thCongress

— Al Bennett (@JudgeAHB) January 3, 2013

God bless Mark Kirk. What an astounding recovery.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 3, 2013

Indeed. Best wishes to you, Sen. Kirk, in your continued recovery.

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