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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:53 PM

Joe Biden, John Lewis to speak at John Dingell's funeral in Michigan

Source: Washington Post

Joe Biden, John Lewis to speak at John Dingell’s funeral in Michigan

By Anna Clark and Felicia Sonmez February 12 at 11:15 AM


DEARBORN, Mich. — A funeral mass for John D. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, is being held Tuesday morning in the Michigan Democrat’s hometown.

Former vice president Joe Biden and Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) will deliver eulogies.

Dingell died Feb. 7 at the age of 92. He had complications from prostate cancer.

In a piece for The Washington Post dictated to his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), before his death, Dingell urged lawmakers to never lose sight of the fact that they serve at the will of the people.

“In democratic government, elected officials do not have power,” he said. “They hold power — in trust for the people who elected them. If they misuse or abuse that public trust, it is quite properly revoked (the quicker the better).”

Sonmez reported from Washington.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-john-lewis-to-speak-at-john-dingells-funeral-in-michigan/2019/02/12/ae6543e2-2ede-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html

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Reply Joe Biden, John Lewis to speak at John Dingell's funeral in Michigan (Original post)
Eugene Feb 2019 OP
Cha Feb 2019 #1
Gothmog Feb 2019 #2
PTWB Feb 2019 #3
Hekate Feb 2019 #4
demmiblue Feb 2019 #5
sheshe2 Feb 2019 #6
Gothmog Feb 2019 #7
akraven Feb 2019 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:15 PM

1. Thank You for this, Eugene.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:05 PM

2. These are two great speakers

Congressman Dingle was a great man and I am glad that he is being honored by two great public servants

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:06 PM

3. John Lewis is a national treasure. Joe is pretty great too :)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:09 PM

4. RIP John Dingle

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:14 PM

5. Sadly, the plane carrying Rep. Lewis (and others) could not land here today:




This put a smile on my face:



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:20 PM

6. Rest in Peace, sir.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:11 PM

7. Biden has some great remarks about Congressman Dingle

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:34 AM

8. Crying for the good of this!

Thanks for letting all of us who don't get newspapers know. I am awed!

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