Marco Rubio made a flub in his tribute to Rep. John lewis – confusing him with another African-American congressman who died last year … Elijah cummings.
The Florida senator posted a heartfelt message about his iconic home-side colleague on Capitol Hill, in a since-deleted Twitter post, writing … “It has been an honor to know and to be blessed to serve in Congress with JohnLewis a true & historic American hero. “
He added, “May the Lord grant him eternal peace.” Marco attached a photo of him with … not John Lewis. It was former American representative Elijah Cummings, who passed away in 2019.
It seems that he and / or his staff quickly noticed the error – as they removed it and replaced it with a message containing a photo of Marco and the real John Lewis.
MR acknowledged the mistake, writing … “Earlier today, I tweeted an incorrect photo. John Lewis was a true American hero. I had the honor of appearing together in Miami ago 3 years old during an event captured in the video below. My God grants him eternal rest. “
Funny enough, someone stung him in their initial tweet … posting a photo of Ted cruz and saying they thought it was Marco Rubio.
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