Reactions to Rep.-elect Luke Letlow’s death pour in: ‘Devastating loss

Reactions to Rep.-elect Luke Letlow's death pour in: 'Devastating loss'

Political leaders from both sides of the aisle have come forward with expressions of condolences following the death of Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, R.-La., at the age of 41 화요일에.

Letlow died following complications from 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 after being admitted to a hospital on Dec. 19, a day after he announced his diagnosis.


We are devastated to hear of Luke Letlow’s passing. Luke had such a positive spirit, and a tremendously bright future ahead of him,” read a joint statement from Louisiana’s congressional delegation. “He was looking forward to serving the people of Louisiana in Congress, and we were excited to welcome him to our delegation where he was ready to make an even greater impact on our state and our Nation. More than anything, Luke was a loving husband, 아버지, 동료, and son, and his family – like so many others who have been affected by this evil disease – needs our prayers.

The statement, released by House Minority Whip Rep. 스티브 스 칼리스, R-La., was also on behalf of Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., 대표. Cedric Richmond, D-La., 대표. Ralph Abraham, R-La., 대표. Garret Graves, R-La., 이것의. 존 케네디, R-La., 대표. Clay Higgins, R-La., and Rep. 마이크 존슨, R-La.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards mourned Letlow’s death, expressing condoloences in a Twitter thread.

It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our condolences to Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s family on his passing after a battle with COVID-19,Edwards said, adding that he isheartbroken that he will not be able to serve our people as a U.S. Representativewhile beingeven more devastated for his loving family.

Edwards said he has ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff on the day of Letlow’s funeral.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also issued a statement, saying the House mourns Letlow’s death while recognizing the struggle of all who have lost loved ones to the pandemic.


May it be a comfort to Luke’s wife Julia and their children Jeremiah and Jacqueline that so many mourn their loss and are praying for them at this sad time,” Pelosi는 말했다.

하원 소수 민족 지도자 Kevin McCarthy, R- 칼리프., said he spoke to Letlow’s wife and offered prayers to their family.

Our hearts break tonight as we process the news of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s passing,” McCarthy tweeted. “I spoke with his wife, Julia. Judy and I are praying for her and their two young children during this terrible time.

House Republicans called for prayer in a Wednesday tweet.

We are all mourning this devastating loss,” 그들은 말했다.

Please keep Luke Letlow’s wife, two young children, and his entire family in your prayers during this impossibly difficult time,” Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

House Democrats said they weredeeply saddenedby Letlow’s passing.

We pray that God watch over his family and loved ones during this difficult time,” Democrats said in a tweet attributed toHSJ,” the initials of House Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

Democratic Rep.-elect Cori Bush, D-Mo., offered sorrow for the loss of someone who would have been her House colleague.

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I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of my classmate, Congressman-elect Letlow,” Bush tweeted. “I pray for his family and for every family who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We must remain diligent in fighting this virus so that no more families have to endure such tragedies.

Letlow would have begun his first term on Sunday.

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