NY Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter Was Everything We Wish All Politicians Could Be. She Will Be Deeply Missed.

New York’s Louise Slaughter passed away this morning after being hospitalized due to a fall last week in which she suffered a concussion. The 88-year-old Democrat was serving her 16th consecutive term in the House of Representatives.

Slaughter was a trailblazing, ceiling-breaking politician. She was the first female chairperson and, at the time of her death, the ranking member of House Committee on Rules. She fought against the bigoted Defense of Marriage Act and was one of only 67...

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