RIP Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Breaking news from Fox:

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio —  U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died, FOX News confirms.

Tubbs Jones, 58, was earlier sent to the hospital Tuesday evening after suffering an aneurysm while driving her car.

Tubbs Jones’ car veered off the side of the road Tuesday night. Police found her unconscious behind the wheel.

According to a police report, an officer was driving behind Tubbs Jones’ car at about 9 p.m.ET and observed her weaving.

After a couple of turns, the officer turned on his lights to stop the congresswoman. When she pulled to the side, her car then started to roll across the lanes of oncoming traffic. The officer then pulled his cruiser in front of her car to block it from oncoming traffic, the report said.

When the officer walked up to her sedan, he noticed she was in “medical distress” and called for an ambulance.

I don’t know a lot about Tubbs Jones, but we all know how she was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton’s during the primaries, and regardless of what we feel about Hillary, credit should be given to Tubbs Jones for sticking by Hillary in the face of the extreme pressure I’m sure she felt from Black Democrats to support Barack Obama, some of who no doubt were treating her like a traitor to her race.

God bless Ms. Tubbs Jones.  My prayers go out to her family.

Update 1 – 2:59 PM: New development: Doctors are saying that reports of her death are incorrect and that she is still “clinging to life.”  The Fox link isn’t updated to reflect that as of this writing, but an email alert noted this news.

Stay strong, Rep. Tubbs Jones!

Update 2 – 7:24 PM: Per Fox, both the hospital and Tubbs Jones family are confirming that she has passed away. CNN has more. RIP.

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