The old people’s friend took Frank Lautenberg early this morning:
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), the last World War II veteran in the Senate and the chamber’s oldest member, died Monday morning. He was 89.
In a statement, Lautenberg’s office said he died at 4:02 a.m. “due to complications from viral pneumonia.” He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, four children, two step-children and 13 grandchildren.
Christie will appoint a replacement, then call a special election.