Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has returned to Capitol Hill after suffering a massive stroke last January.

His colleagues greeted him warmly:

And others wished him well:

Indeed. Best wishes to you, Sen. Kirk, in your continued recovery.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    I’m glad to see him recovering.

  • Bob Cordon

    Politics aside, I am in awe of what this man has accomplished during his recovery. Seeing him climb the steps was moving. Once he was inside, of course, he’s still a democrat. Not so awesome.

    • Tina Smyth

      Sen Kirk is a Republican

      • peteee363

        he might as well be a democrat, they call them rino’s. i am glad to see he is recovering, but i still hope we get a real conservative to primary him out. also wish some conservative will replace dick durbin, i am really ashamed of his insulting of our troops.

  • nc

    Honestly, I don’t care about his politics, he is inspiring and very impressive.

    God Bless you, Senator Kirk!

  • detroit19

    BEST wishes, Senator Kirk :)

  • GaryTheBrave

    Having had family members suffer strokes I congratulate Sen. Kirk recover. His great-great-great-great-great grandson James T. Kirk will be proud.

    However, shouldn’t elected officials resign their seats when they are afflicted with major illnesses or injuries? Rep. Giffords did after a year of attempting to recover. These people need to remember their constituents are not being represented while they are out.