Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: Fireworks on health care expected at Dem debate | Trump FDA pick dodges on vaping ban | Trump to host meeting on youth vaping Friday | AMA calls for immediate vaping ban GOP senator blocks vote on House-passed Violence Against Women Act On The Money: Senate scraps plan to force second shutdown vote | Trump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny | McConnell rips House Dems for holding up trade deal MORE (R-Ky.) gave tribute to retiring Sen. Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsMeet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska Farmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World MORE (R-Neb.) Thursday, saying Vince Vaughn can't hold a candle to him.

McConnell said he’d miss working with “the original wedding crasher.”


McConnell was referring to an incident where Johanns was campaigning for election. Johann’s thought he was arriving to a cattle show, but ended up attending a wedding he wasn’t invited to. 

“Mike ended up dancing with the bride,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

Johanns is retiring after serving just one term, but McConnell said it was a “retirement well earned.”

“You name it, Mike has done it, and that’s even before he set foot in the Senate,” McConnell said.

Before coming to the Senate, Johanns had served as governor of Nebraska.