Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), 80, passed away late Friday night after a battle with late-stage pancreatic cancer.
People across the country memorialized the 80-year-old and his contribution to the Civil Rights movement. Politicians on both sides of the aisle shared their heartfelt condolences. Quite a few of the tributes included pictures of the poster with the late Georgia representative.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), however, had a bit of a gaffe when he shared a tribute to Lewis but included a picture of him with Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
This tweet has been deleted. The senator also made it his profile photo. (That’s Elijah Cummings, not John Lewis.) pic.twitter.com/ygvPCUs6su— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 18, 2020
And now the profile photo has also been changed. pic.twitter.com/5bcZNJxKqi— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 18, 2020
Once the mistake was released, the picture was deleted. Rubio issued a new tweet, apologizing for the incorrect photo. Again, he shared his respect and condolences with the Lewis family. The second time around he got the picture correct.
Earlier today I tweeted an incorrect photo— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 18, 2020
John Lewis was a genuine American hero
I was honored to appear together in Miami 3 years ago at an event captured in video below
My God grant him eternal resthttps://t.co/aEm4MxKxBP pic.twitter.com/0UpWSG3vNQ