Thank you, Chair.
It has been a real pleasure working on this committee, and Diane is right that I whined and cried and stomped my feet to get back on this committee. They put me on the ethics committee, saying that they needed somebody like me who was clean-cut and had no issues on that committee. Then I kind of gave them that “Oh, yes” look.
Anyway, I've been on this committee for awhile and certainly for me it has been a real pleasure to work with all of our colleagues here.
I do have some kudos for Randall. We went on fact-finding trip in the U.S. and he was our lead on the trip. He did an outstanding job representing our government and I just want to thank him for that again.
My colleagues here, it's been a lot of fun and certainly we all have differences of opinions and sometimes those do come out and that's the way it should be. But I think we all have the same concern, which is to make sure that the country is safe and that we're moving forward to protect our citizens and do the best that we can for each and every one.
I will miss the committee. I will miss the colleagues, but there's a lot of stuff I won't miss I have to admit.
I want to thank the clerks, and the analysts, and all of those translators and everyone here who has helped to make this committee a great place to be and to work with.
I just want to say thanks to everybody and thank you, Chair.