Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) prompted pushback Saturday after tweeting a photo of himself and the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in a tribute to the late John Lewis (D-Ga.), who died this week.
Rubio on Saturday shared a photo of himself and Cummings, tweeting that it was "an honor to know & be blessed with the opportunity to serve in Congress with JohnLewis a genuine & historic American hero."
Rubio also changed his profile picture on Twitter to himself and a photo of Cummings Saturday, according to multiple reports. He has since changed the photo to one of himself and Lewis.
It is sad that Americans have to continually relearn the same lessons.
All I can tell you is that every other president in the last 100+ years would have gone to pay respects to a congressman of Lewis' standing. Very disappointing, but hardly surprising.
Interestingly there doesn’t seem to be another thread on the 1st page to put this
Kid’s got guts
Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.
I imagine that the Lewis family asked him not to come.All I can tell you is that every other president in the last 100+ years would have gone to pay respects to a congressman of Lewis' standing. Very disappointing, but hardly surprising.