Rep. Richmond Statement on the Passing of Cokie Roberts

September 17, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement in response to the passing of New Orleans native and journalist Cokie Roberts:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of New Orleans giant, Cokie Roberts,” said Rep. Richmond. “Her hospitable personality, fair reporting, and authenticity will be sorely missed. Cokie’s formidable career serving as a champion for women leaders in the workplace combined with her fearless battle with cancer solidifies her legacy as an American hero.

“Admiration for Cokie was truly widespread. While she was internationally known for her Emmy-award winning work and family of Louisiana public servants, she was also praised as a trusted friend and advisor to many who sought her guidance.  It has been an honor to know Cokie during my lifetime, and I know many of my colleagues feel the same.

“May abundant strength and love surround the Roberts and Boggs immediate and extended families during this difficult time.”