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Marco Rubio faces backlash after tweet mixing up John Lewis and Elijah Cummings

Committee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP) (30189031A)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Sen. Marco Rubio received backlash on Saturday for posting a photo of himself with Rep. Elijah Cummings while attaching a tribute to Rep. John Lewis.

He later deleted the tweet and posted a second one, with a photo of himself and Lewis.

Lewis died Friday after a long and distinguished career as a congressman and civil rights icon.

While acknowledging the mistake, Rubio offered no apology for it.

Cummings passed away in October of last year.


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