GOP Senators Mistakenly Post Elijah Cummings Photos in Tributes to John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 10: Committee Chairman and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearings to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act on Capitol Hill on June 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)
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Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) paid tribute to civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who died Friday, but mistakenly posted pictures of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who died in October.

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

The photo Rubio posted was of Cummings and not Lewis.

In a follow-up tweet, Rubio corrected his mistake.

Sullivan made a similar gaffe, posting a photo of Cummings, though memorializing Lewis.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Sullivan praised Lewis’ “courage and principled” leadership and included a photo at the bottom which featured him with Cummings.

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