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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.


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