Reaction on Summitt reaches the Senate

Reaction to Pat Summitt

Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt calls a play during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional semifinal against Ohio State, Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Reaction to Pat Summitt's decision to step down as Lady Vol Head Basketball Coach even reached the U.S. Senate floor. Two rivals laid down the hatchet to talk about her impact on the game.

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander said, "it's hard for people outside of Tennessee to understand how much Pat
Smmitt has been a part of the lives of so many citizens."

"She sets the standard and has set the standard and I join in your praise of her," Connecticut Senator Joe Leiberman commented. "If Gino Ariema was here he would have at least echoed what I have to say."

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