Diaz-Balart Mourns the Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings
Apr 6, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement regarding Congressman Alcee Hastings' passing.
“Congressman Alcee Hastings was more than a colleague; he was a dear friend of mine and my family. Along with Carrie Meek and Corrine Brown, he was the first African-American from Florida to serve in Congress after more than 100 years. As the Dean of the Florida Delegation, Alcee dedicated his life to helping others. His brilliance, perseverance, and charisma allowed him to build a lasting and meaningful legacy. Even during his last battle, the one that took his life, he continued to serve with passion, heart, and always with a smile on his face.
"I am truly heartbroken by his passing, and I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to his family and all those who knew and loved him. Florida lost a legend today. Goodbye, my dear friend.”