Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Oops! 🙁 Sen. Marco Rubio Tweets Pic of Himself with Elijah Cummings in Tribute to John Lewis

Marco Rubio Tweet - Elijah Cummings

*Here’s what Florida Senator Maco Rubio posted earlier via Twitter Saturday afternoon, according to a screengrab obtained by Business Insider:

“It was an honor to know & be blessed with the opportunity to serve in Congress with John Lewis a genuine & historic American hero. May the Lord grant him eternal peace.”

Oh wow. Talk about an oops moment. Why do we say that? Because the photo in the tweet shows Rubio chatting with a man who he thought was Lewis, who died Friday from cancer at the age of 80, but – as social media pointed out – was actually Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, who passed away in October 2019, reports the DailyMail.

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Marco Rubio Tweet - John Lewis

After realizing his boo-boo, Rubio deleted the tweet, replacing it with a new tribute and image. He also acknowledged his mistake.

“Earlier today I tweeted an incorrect photo,’ Rubio wrote in the new tweet. ‘John Lewis was a genuine American hero.”

Rubio added: “I was honored to appear together in Miami 3 years ago at an event captured in video below My God grant him eternal rest.”

Elijah Cummings & John Lewis (Twitter)
Elijah Cummings (left) tweeted this photo of himself with John Lewis (right) together in 2013. Lewis jokingly issued a press release stating he would grow a beard to help distinguish between them on April 1, 2019, while both men were still alive

Even though Lewis and Cummings were more than 10 years apart in age, it didn’t stop the two men from being confused with each other over the years while serving as elected officials.

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