Courtesy of The Hill:

A longtime staffer for Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) died from the coronavirus on Friday, the congressman announced, becoming the first known congressional aide to die from the illness.

Buchanan said in a statement that he was “devastated” by the death of Gary Tibbetts, a field representative who had been a member of the congressman’s staff since 2011.

Tibbetts, 66, a retired police officer, died at a Florida hospital.

“Gary was the consummate professional and a true public servant in every sense of the word,” Buchanan said in his statement.

“He touched so many lives and was loved and respected by those who knew him. I will never forget his uplifting spirit, sense of humor and sheer joy at helping others,” Buchanan added.

This thing is hitting awfully close to home, I think it is only a matter of time before it starts to take out Congressmen and Senators.

And since we can almost guarantee they will be Republican I wonder how that changes their attitude then?