In a now-deleted tweet in the wake of the death of civil rights icon and Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared a photo of the late Senator Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a mistake that unsurprisingly invited a wave of mockery from Twitter.
Rubio also changed his Twitter profile picture to the photo of him with Cummings. While the photo remained up for a time after the initial tweet was deleted, he later swapped it out for another picture.
Rubio has acknowledged the mistake and has tweeted a photo with the actual John Lewis. He also updated his profile picture with the same photo.
Earlier today I tweeted an incorrect photo
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
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 18, 2020
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