“COVID-19 has impacted the lives of so many citizens throughout the state of Michigan, and even more pronounced in the city of Detroit, as we are the fastest growing city nationally with casualties related to this deadly disease.

“This public health crisis has ripped through families causing grave illness and taken too many lives. My heart grieves the loss of my friend and colleague Rep. Isaac Robinson who I had the pleasure of working within the Michigan Legislature, the 13th Congressional District and with our late Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

“Isaac epitomized ‘community’ and was a vibrant, strong grassroots champion for the people. He was selfless, dedicated to improving people’s lives and always fought for what he believed in.

He will be sorely missed by our Detroit and Democratic Caucus, and members of the Republican Caucus. His mother Rosemary, father Roger, sister, staff and constituents are in our prayers.”