News outlets are reporting that Sen. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has died from complications of pneumonia. He was 89 years old.
The Bergen Record is reporting that Sen. Frank Lautenberg has died at 89. http://t.co/9aerdMkbpI
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 3, 2013
Gov. Christie will fill his seat.
Condolences pour in on Twitter.
RIP, Senator Lautenberg. I agreed with basically nothing you stood for politically, but you were an American hero. #NJ
— olliander (@ollieblog) June 3, 2013
My thoughts are w/the family & friends of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who passed away this morning. The people of NJ have lost a fighter.
— André Carson (@RepAndreCarson) June 3, 2013
Political thoughts on Sen. Lautenberg's death can wait. For now, thoughts with the family.
— Poe Zandaron (@ZandarVTS) June 3, 2013
Sad morning, one after another. RIP, Lautenberg.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 3, 2013
Oh that is very sad – RIP Senator Lautenberg – RT @sunnyright: Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has died.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 3, 2013
— Sister Toldjah ツ (@sistertoldjah) June 3, 2013
Twitchy will continue to monitor this news and update with further developments.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the senator’s family and loved ones in their time of grief.
Sen. Lautenberg's last vote was in April, when he came back, in a wheelchair, to support the gun bill. Chamber filled with applause.
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) June 3, 2013
Frank Lautenberg was the final senator who served in the military during World War II. Seismic generational shift completed today.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 3, 2013
RIP Senator Lautenberg. We disagreed on everything but you were a war hero and great American.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 3, 2013
Lautenberg was the last World War II veteran to serve in the US Senate
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 3, 2013
Colleagues are also mourning on Twitter:
Saddened to hear of the passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 3, 2013
#RIP Senator Frank Lautenberg. An incredible life of public service.
— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) June 3, 2013
Thoughts & prayers with family of Sen. Lautenberg. Grateful for his many years of service to our country in WWII and in the Senate.
— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) June 3, 2013
I join my colleagues in mourning the loss of Sen. Frank Lautenberg who passed away this morning. My prayers are with his family and friends.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) June 3, 2013
Deeply saddened by NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg's passing. He lived an incredible life dedicated to his state and his country
— Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) June 3, 2013
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 3, 2013