San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, 65, died Tuesday morning after suddenly suffering a heart attack.
Lee, a huge supporter of maintaining the sanctuary city policy in San Francisco, first became mayor in January 2011 when Gavin Newsom left to fill the role of lieutenant governor.
Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted about Lee’s death Tuesday night.
“Mayor Ed Lee’s death is a terrible loss for the people of San Francisco. He was a good friend & a vocal advocate for the city he served & loved. My thoughts are with his family,” Clinton wrote.
She has not tweeted any statement in regards to the terror attack that occurred in her own state of New York on Monday, committed by an immigrant who came to the U.S. on a family visa from Bangladesh.
Mayor Ed Lee’s death is a terrible loss for the people of San Francisco. He was a good friend & a vocal advocate for the city he served & loved. My thoughts are with his family.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 13, 2017
Other Democratic lawmakers tweeted about Lee’s death as well.
The passing of Mayor Ed Lee is a heartbreaking loss to our Bay Area community. Ed fought for the most vulnerable among us. He was a true warrior for social justice and equality, and we will miss him dearly. pic.twitter.com/jmuZDvBRJp
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) December 12, 2017
The passing of Mayor Ed Lee is a very sad day for San Francisco and all of us who knew him. My heart and thoughts are with Ed’s family and friends and the city I love.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) December 12, 2017
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