Marco Rubio Lambasted for Honoring Memory of John Lewis With Wrong Photo

US Democratic Representative John Lewis, a prominent civil rights advocate, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 80. Flags at the White House were lowered to half-mast in memory of the lawmaker, and President Donald Trump sent his condolences, receiving a wave of criticism for the comments.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, posting a condolence tweet over the death of civil rights leader John Lewis and praising him as an “historic and American hero”, supplied the wrong photo – the picture he tweeted showed the former with another civil rights advocate, Elijah Cummings, not the late John Lewis.

The post caused waves on Twitter, with netizens denouncing the tweet as “purposefully disrespectful”. Rubio deleted the tweet and posted another with a correct photo, and admitted his mistake without apology.