Marco Rubio’s John Lewis tribute gaffe is appropriately, savagely mocked

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Marco Rubio's John Lewis tribute gaffe is appropriately, savagely mocked

On Saturday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) inserted both of his feet into his mouth with a poorly executed tribute to late civil rights legend, John Lewis (D-GA). 

In a since-deleted tweet, Rubio shared a photo of himself and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), another late, highly celebrated Black lawmaker, captioning the image: “It was an honor to know & be blessed with the opportunity to serve in Congress with JohnLewis [sic] a genuine & historic American hero. May the Lord grant him eternal peace.” 

Within moments, comments arrived informing Rubio of the mix-up, many of them pointing out its racist undertones and abundant hypocrisy. Some light internet sleuthing indicates the confusion may have stemmed from the incorrect captioning of the image by its photographer Lauren Schneiderman, who has since removed the picture from her website and has not responded to Mashable’s request for comment.  Read more…

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