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.
Not relearn, continue to advance. I think we thought the job was done (some of this is speculation as I am only 51). Also as we made changes, as always is the case with change, there were some unintended consequences never addressed. We gave folks freedom w/o opportunity. And we are paying for it. When it did not work our first go to instead of fixing the root issue was stop and frisk. It is intellectually dishonest to deny the drug and crime issue, a family structure issue, an absent father issue in the black community. But what we have traditionally done is 1. Blame the victim 2. Excuse it or pretend it does not exist. What we NEED to do is look at the root causes, how we got here before we decide how to solve it.
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.
Thank you for posting this! It made me cry in pain and joy at the end. I am a person of faith and whether you are or not, I think God dropped this for me to share with some church friends that while well meaning, do not get it. Really, thank you!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.