April 12, 2021

Longtime Dem Rep Alcee Hastings dies from cancer at 84

Democratic Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings died Tuesday at the age of 84 following a battle with pancreatic cancer since 2019.

Hastings was the longest-serving congressional member in Florida. He had represented the state’s 20th district since 1992.

“Our community and state has lost a dedicated and steadfast leader this morning. It is with a heavy heart that I express my deepest condolences to the Hastings family for the passing of my friend, mentor, fraternity brother and our leader, Congressman Alcee Hastings,” Democratic state Sen. Perry Thurston told Florida Politics.

Hasting’s district included parts of Broward County and Palm Beach County in south Florida. He previously served as a federal judge before his lengthy term in Congress.

Many have noted his impeachment as judge in 1989 for soliciting a bribe from a defendant. He also unsuccessfully ran for Florida Secretary of State in 1990 before his election as Congressman.

His vacant seat will require a special election set by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Politico noted State Sen. Perry Thurston, a Fort Lauderdale Democrat, has expressed plans to run, with others considering a run.

With Hasting’s passing, the House will shift to 218 Democrats and 212 Republicans. The narrow lead will force Democrats to remain united to pass legislation along party lines.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated regarding Hastings, “Congressman Hastings leaves behind a powerful legacy of activism and action on behalf of Floridians and all Americans. His leadership and friendship will be missed by his many friends in Congress.”

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    1. May he rest in peace.
      It appears the Demorats are slowly disappearing.
      There will be more Demorats gone, because many are over 80 years of age.

      State of Nevada Democrat Lee, has now become a Republican.

      Almighty God, works in secret ways.

    2. If you are inclined to miss corruption, fraud, nepotism and payoffs to family and friends, then you will miss him.

    3. Hastings stood before God in judgment and since he supported Satan’s goals, he was cast down into the Lake of Fire for eternity!

      1. biden kamala obama hillary Schumer sanders aoc ilhan peeelousi I hope they all get there quick fast and in a hurry. This country would be better off without them idiots. AND I’m sure for me saying that GOD will not be happy with me either. But to give our women and children a safe COUNTRY it’s worth it.

    4. RIP to any one who dies of cancer this disease is not laughing matter, , people who begins & ends with this horrible disease , suffer a great deal , the sad part about it is there is a cure for it, & ( the book of ( Hillary Scandals through Health Sciences inc. z0 which I understood tells us has a cure, there is also a gene called SP-5 meaning there was a priest called saint called peregrine he found out he had Cancer , when they tested him he had a gene the doctors called SP-5 which could be removed out of the body which was linked to cancer but is a human being had this gene could be removed out of the body so a human being did not catch cancer. but was expensive for the removal of it out of the body . after he died they canonized him a saint , he then was renamed Saint Peregrine that gene then was called/ named after him S for Saint P for Peregrine & number 5 for the gene in the body where it is or could be found or where they found it in his body .

  2. Crisis unfolding, America now faces a new threat, How many lives will be lost before this new cheese virus takes over?
    How many parmesan cheese smoker’s are their? Is this a Democrat thing? Or is it what the radical left has been smoking all along? Should this be put on controlled substances list? Will the democrats tax this new drug? Who got Hunter hooked on this abuse? The American people want to know? How wide spread is this ? Is this considered Americans abuse of power? Why was Hunter sent to rehab ? Can other cheeses become just as addicting? Americans want to know what effect this will have on our Governments decisions, Is this what’s effecting Biden’s mental Health?

    1. Biden has been suffering from “vacancy of the cranium” for 50 yrs. He sucked as a senator and even more as our illustrious “leader” (the only thing he is leading is, the U.S.’s demise). Everyone remember, that treason in the WH’s son was discharged from the military for drug use, and no the useless treason’s father is the “commander in chief”.

    1. Too bad it wasn’t Trump or McConnell. Those 2 have done so much harm to the U.S. that we may never recover. The only way the U.S. can recover is to never, never ever elect another Republican.

      1. Ask the normal working people out there who did more for the AMERICAN people than TRUMP. Stop watching the commie media and start doing some research on your own. Sure some Republican will show you how to do it.

  3. another disgraced unethical democrat Bites the dust: no big loss !! hope he rots in hell : wasn’t any good on this earth may the river stixs cleanse his soul

    democrats take from many to help their own and themselves hope Joe Biden and Hillary and Bill also reap as they sowed.. Barack and his croonies may have a few more sunsets

  4. Another poster child for term limits. This guy gets impeached as a judge for bribery, and winds up a Dem. congressman. Unbelievable!!

  5. I simply Don’t Care. The Dude was a Crook, and should never have been allowed to hold Office after he was impeached and removed from the bench.

    Good Riddance. I hope more DemCommies drop like flies.

    1. Probably will not be long. He was there since 1992 along with many of the others. We all need to get involved in the Convention of the States which would be a way of getting TERM LIMITS.

  6. Just like any other political fatcat. Yeah he served 20+ yrs., by making himself rich by the people he was supposed to serve.

  7. Too bad you don’t know what a communist is. When people like you decided to vote, I was happy because all Americans would be involved in the Democratic process, but now I am scared because 70,000,000 citizens voted for Trump. You all cannot tell the difference between true or false and what is right and what is wrong. Heaven help us.

    1. well, 70+ MILLION know what’s RIGHT and GOOD for the country…..ONLY YOU DON’T know – know NOTHING, especially NOT right from WRONG…..

  8. *TO RUN FOR FEDERIAL OFFICE I Thought you could not be held for a major crime, like being empeached on federial charges ?

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