Democrats and the political establishment elite are today mourning the death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter who at the spry age of 88, was the oldest member in Congress.
Rep. Slaughter was planning on running for reelection this fall which would have kept her in office into her nineties but was injured when she fell at home last weekend and has now passed away.
A career politician who was a member of the House of Representatives since Ronald Reagan was president, Slaughter was like other aging Democrats and more than a few Republicans, as strong as an argument for term and age limits that exist.
She was one of the staunchest opponents of the Second Amendment in the caucus and this alone will qualify her for sainthood with Democrats and the activist media.
The news of her death was reported on Friday morning.
#RIP Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
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Via the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle “Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies at 88”:
Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Democrat who represented the Rochester area in Congress since 1987, has died. She was 88.
Her office released a statement confirming her passing Friday morning. Slaughter fell at her Washington, DC residence last week and was taken to George Washington University Hospital to receive treatment and monitoring for a concussion.
Slaughter was recognized as a fierce legislature who blazed trails for other women to enter politics.
Her office issued the following official statement:
— Brennan Somers (@WHEC_BSomers) March 16, 2018
Sadly this is about the only way that many Democrats are ever going to be removed from office and in no way is this speaking ill of the dead nor failing to give Slaughter her due but it would greatly behoove the nation if those who are still mired in the fight for feminism and the civil rights movements were to step aside in favor of younger people with fresh ideas.
It isn’t too late to start lobbying for a constitutional amendment on age limits for members of Congress.