Republican Rep. Don Young, 88, of Alaska, the longest-serving member of the current Congress, has died after having served for 48 years.
The Dean of the House, and its oldest member, has passed away while traveling to his home state of Alaska.
“It’s with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved. His beloved wife Anne was by his side,” a statement released from his office announced.
Young has been serving in Alaska since 1973 when he won a special election following the disappearance of Congressman Nick Begich who was declared dead earlier that year.
President Trump issued a statement back in December calling for Young to be primaried by an America First candidate following Young’s decision to support Biden’s infrastructure bill.
Alaska Congressman Don Young, dean of the House, has died, according to friends, former staffers and relatives.
— Liz Ruskin-AK public radio reporter (@lruskin) March 19, 2022
Regardless of how you feel about his policies, liberals are already out in force celebrating the death of another Republican:
I just told my Alaskan husband (who doesn’t use Twitter). He said in joy, “Finally! I need to text my parents!” pic.twitter.com/wHYlPtTPvF
— Susi 🚫👮♂️ (@SusiLarew) March 19, 2022
This is a developing story.