“The last few weeks have been very difficult for me. I thought
often of the future and of the circumstances that are determined
to face me, at all costs, here in America. I thought of my renewed
standing in the world, as a force for positive change and as a
dedicated servant to the global public. And I thought of my fate,
forged in the reeling crucible of the daunting state of mind of America.
I believe I cannot have what I have promoted for this new century in this
new America of we.
I will continue to serve the elected leaders of our great country,
but I seek a new role serving higher ground using language founded
on half the ideal. I will be leaving the Senate, the place of the afraid,
who muster threats speaking their relentless crisis cause to the
protected interests with more American partners and fewer American
adversaries and with more dangers and fewer freedoms and liberties
for all Americans. I see home elsewhere.
So prepare for me with honor, my foreign fellows. Cherish all my want.
God Bless You.”