Hillary Clinton: San Francisco mayor’s death ‘a terrible loss’
© Getty Images

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run MORE on Tuesday called San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s death a “terrible loss” for the city.

Lee died Tuesday at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack.

Lee became mayor when his predecessor, Gavin Newsom, left to become the state’s lieutenant governor in January 2011. He won a full term that November, and was reelected in 2015.


London Breed, the president of the city’s Board of Supervisors, will now serve as acting mayor.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-Calif.) praised Lee as “an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion.” 

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinOvernight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — FDA issues proposal to limit sales of flavored e-cigs | Trump health chief gets grilling | Divisions emerge over House drug pricing bills | Dems launch investigation into short-term health plans The Hill's Morning Report - Boeing crisis a test for Trump administration Trump faces growing pressure over Boeing safety concerns MORE (D-Calif.) called Lee’s death a “sad day for San Francisco and all of us who knew him.”