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Senator Marco Rubio Posts John Lewis Tribute, But Uses Photo of Elijah Cummings

Marco Rubio, the senior senator from Florida, made a huge mistake when he took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late John Lewis.

Congressman Lewis was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement and he sadly lost his battle to cancer this week.

Rubio posted a tribute to Lewis, but he included a photo of him with the late civil rights legend Elijah Cummings instead.

“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,” Rubio captioned the post.

The tweet was finally deleted around 25 minutes after it was published, but it had already gone viral and you can see a screencap here. At the time of this posting, Rubio‘s Twitter profile photo is still the picture of him and Cummings.

Representative John Lewis Passes Away at 80 After Battle With Cancer

Congressman John Lewis has sadly passed away after a long bought with cancer, MSNBC reported during a breaking story on Friday (July 17).

According to the news, the US Representative was 80 and passed way in Atlanta, Georgia.

Multiple reports state that his battle with pancreatic cancer worsened over the past week and succumbed to the disease. Earlier in the week, it was falsely reported that John had died earlier in the week.

After being diagnosed in late December 2019, John shared a statement about his battle ahead.

I have been in some kind of fight ― for freedom, equality, basic human rights ― for nearly my entire life,” he said. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”

In one of his last tweets, John remembered the time he was arrested for using a white restroom during the Freedom Rides of 1961.

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