Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) mourned the death of his scheduler, Lisa Radogno, in a speech on the Senate floor Thursday.
Kirk said the death was an especially big blow because Radogno, 31, was so young. She died of a pulmonary embolism.
“Lisa was such a strong supporter of mine,” Kirk said. “To have her lost like this so suddenly was a big shock to us."
Kirk said that when he found out about her death, he spent hours last night looking at pictures on her Facebook page, causing him to “cry a bunch.”