**DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO: On U.S. House Floor, the Congresswoman Remembered the Life and Legacy of her Colleague, Friend, and Mentor, Rep. A Donald McEachin**
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today remembered the life and legacy of U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04).
Click here to watch her speech, and the full transcript of her remarks is below.
I stand here today — a day after we celebrated the life of A. Donald McEachin — to again, on the House floor, remember the life and the legacy of my friend, my mentor, and — as he used to call me — his neighbor.
When I was first running for Congress, Mr. McEachin, Donald, would tell people, “I need a new neighbor in Virginia.” And I had the privilege of working closely with him, learning from him, and being his friend throughout our service together in Congress and our work across our shared communities.
He was a good man who endeavored to make others feel heard throughout his career — whether he was in the courtroom, in the Virginia General Assembly, or here in Congress.
For decades, he served his community each day with a passion for people, a sense of humor, and an abiding faith in God. He was a relentless advocate for those who needed a voice, our natural resources, and every Virginian.
His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of so many. I will miss my friend, my brother, my mentor. And I stand here on the House floor to give my deepest condolences to his beloved wife Colette, his wonderful, adored children Mac, Briana, and Alexandra, and his beloved grandbaby.
He will be missed. We will continue to do right in his memory and in his honor.