Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement following the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings:
“With Alcee Hastings’s passing, Florida has lost one of its most preeminent and passionate public servants. As a congressman, Hastings was a tireless advocate for his constituents and for fighting against civil rights injustices, and the decades he spent representing our state in the House were an inspiration to all members of the Florida congressional delegation. Working alongside him on issues like Everglades restoration has been a personal highlight in my own work in the Senate.
Jeanette and I mourn his passing. We unite in prayer and offer our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”