Senators from Utah remember Tim Russert

"I'm very sorry to hear about Tim Russert. I've been his guest on 'Meet the Press' several times and always found him to be engaging, prepared and passionate about politics. Political journalism has lost one of its leading voices, and we are all the poorer for that loss. He will be missed."

—Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah


"Most people remember Tim for the questions he asked on air, but I find myself remembering the candid comments he would make during the commercial breaks when we could visit one-on-one. That's when I came to appreciate just how fair and well-informed he really was, when he was not in public view. We shall all miss him terribly."

—Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah