October 21, 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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HFR_90 (@guest_1200270)
6 months ago

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John Galt (@guest_1200342)
6 months ago

May God bless him, but good riddance here.

John Kellerman (@guest_1200370)
Reply to  John Galt
6 months ago

I won’t miss him the least bit..

Terry A. Bell (@guest_1200445)
Reply to  John Kellerman
6 months ago

Me either but I was hoping it was PISSalocie or Joe Biden !

PAT (@guest_1200371)
Reply to  John Galt
6 months ago

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.

John Kellerman (@guest_1200376)
Reply to  PAT
6 months ago

Very true indeed.

John Kellerman (@guest_1200373)
Reply to  John Galt
6 months ago

I do agree.

doodles (@guest_1200415)
Reply to  John Galt
6 months ago

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

Evangeline (@guest_1200477)
Reply to  John Galt
6 months ago

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

American (@guest_1204531)
Reply to  Evangeline
6 months ago

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.

American (@guest_1204534)
Reply to  American
6 months ago

GOD WILL BE NOT HAPPY WITH ME.

Anna (@guest_1201383)
Reply to  John Galt
6 months ago

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 .

charles A wilkins (@guest_1200381)
6 months ago

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?

Michael C (@guest_1200395)
Reply to  charles A wilkins
6 months ago

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”.

James Mills (@guest_1200397)
6 months ago

TOO Bad, So Sad, I’ll Send a quarter so someone can call someone that cares

RT (@guest_1200403)
6 months ago

So Sorry it wasn’t Nancy Pelosi or Joe Obiden!

Leila Jaden (@guest_1200504)
Reply to  RT
6 months ago

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.

Salvatore (@guest_1200524)
Reply to  Leila Jaden
6 months ago

That’s funny. Would you mind sharing whatever your smoking

Shirley (@guest_1201165)
Reply to  Leila Jaden
6 months ago

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.

Angelika (@guest_1201348)
Reply to  Leila Jaden
6 months ago

BRAIN-DEAD, ey….

Robert Langbehn (@guest_1200405)
6 months ago

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

Byron (@guest_1200434)
6 months ago

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

NEIL ROSEN (@guest_1200635)
Reply to  Byron
6 months ago

What else did you expect from a corrupt judge/ DemoRat?

jerry d. bresee (@guest_1200460)
6 months ago

I would cheer if several other Communist Democrats were to
depart.

Angelika (@guest_1201347)
Reply to  jerry d. bresee
6 months ago

RIGHT

Bemused Berserker (@guest_1200478)
6 months ago

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.

Shirley (@guest_1201169)
Reply to  Bemused Berserker
6 months ago

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.

Angelika (@guest_1201346)
Reply to  Bemused Berserker
6 months ago

me too

Jes (@guest_1200513)
6 months ago

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

Leila P Jaden (@guest_1200515)
6 months ago

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.

Brenda L Seewald (@guest_1200883)
Reply to  Leila P Jaden
6 months ago

Shut up

Angelika (@guest_1201344)
Reply to  Leila P Jaden
6 months ago

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

Salvatore (@guest_1200527)
6 months ago

That’s funny. Would you mind sharing whatever your smoking

Wharf Rat (@guest_1200535)
6 months ago

Which nation is in mourning?

Tom Tucker (@guest_1200680)
6 months ago

Nation in mourning. For someone we’ve never heard of. Right.

arnold parker (@guest_1200871)
6 months ago

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

John Ellis (@guest_1201351)
6 months ago

The Dems have the money they lie and cheat and get away with it….

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