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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/25/2019 1:04:26 PM

A pallbearer at Rep. Elijah Cummings’ memorial service at the Capitol Thursday refused to shake hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, leaving the GOP lawmaker visibly stunned. In video captured by C-Span, Bobby Rankin—who was listed as a pallbearer for Cummings’ Friday funeral—walks down a line of VIP attendees. He hugs Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), then shakes hands with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Rankin then walks past McConnell, who is sandwiched between Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, without breaking his stride

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Collegial and Inclusive Chuck Schumer simply smirked, and the Tolerant Resistance will applaud the move as brave and powerful.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 10/25/2019 1:07:52 PM (No. 217357)
Guess he had to actually WORK to carry Cumming's coffin with both hands. What's rarer: seeing a Democrat snub a Repub or a Democrat actually working?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 10/25/2019 1:10:28 PM (No. 217360)
In the past I believe this would have been called “uppity”.....
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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 10/25/2019 1:10:39 PM (No. 217361)
There's "low class," and then there's "NO class!"
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Reply 4 - Posted by: dwa 10/25/2019 1:16:34 PM (No. 217366)
What do you expect from a black Democrat.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Avanti1 10/25/2019 1:19:22 PM (No. 217371)
Such a class act is unsurprising from a Cummings associate. Radical dems just cannot get along with others.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher 10/25/2019 1:19:54 PM (No. 217373)
That certainly reflects very badly on fellow black man Cummings. I am sure even decent black people are appalled.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: GW_Rider 10/25/2019 1:21:12 PM (No. 217375)
Why is any Republican at this thing anyway?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TLCary 10/25/2019 1:25:50 PM (No. 217377)
A seen of a classless, intolerant bigot in action. If McConnel would have done anything so rude they would scream IMPEACH THE RACIST! After Paul Wellstone's funeral, you can't be surprised.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/25/2019 1:29:51 PM (No. 217381)
Martin Luther King stated, I hope that one day my children will be judged, not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. I believe Bobby Rankin and Chuck Schumer should be judged by the content of his character.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: zzzghy 10/25/2019 1:38:07 PM (No. 217387)
Big deal. He's dispatched to the nether regions [per General Patton] and we have far more important tasks at hand. Count your blessings and move on.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone 10/25/2019 1:51:15 PM (No. 217402)
Why did McConnell even show up there as he had to know that Republicans were not welcome as that was a Democrat political show funeral? If Cummings was a fellow Senator I could understand McConnell showing up, but Cummings was not a Senator.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: curious1 10/25/2019 1:54:29 PM (No. 217405)
Makes you wonder yet again about do-nothing House Minority Leader McCarthy since Rankin shook his hand...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford 10/25/2019 2:06:08 PM (No. 217410)
Who in hell is Bobby Rankin ?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/25/2019 2:14:40 PM (No. 217418)
McConnell had no desire to shake his hand. As for being there, it was a glad he is gone celebration. Drinks afterwards for the Republicans.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 10/25/2019 2:15:16 PM (No. 217419)
I wouldn't want to shake hands with any of them, so I can't get too upset at this story.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lohchief 10/25/2019 2:34:28 PM (No. 217431)
It's on now baby. The dems won't get a darn thing through the senate now,even if some of their garbage MIGHT have.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: moebellini3 10/25/2019 2:35:30 PM (No. 217433)
Expect anything different from a democrat. All scum, every freakin one of'em.....
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Reply 18 - Posted by: kewmac 10/25/2019 2:38:55 PM (No. 217436)
Why would McConnell and McCarthy attend Cumming's funeral?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Osprey21 10/25/2019 2:52:18 PM (No. 217443)
And here I thought garbage cans only had two handles.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: grampus 10/25/2019 3:20:31 PM (No. 217452)
When Cumming's likely political heir and WINO (Wife in Name ONLY) was asked why she had insisted that Cummings be placed face -down in the casket, she replied. "If that old fool ain't really dead, he might start digging to get out."
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Reply 21 - Posted by: hershey 10/25/2019 3:24:26 PM (No. 217455)
Absolutely NO class blackazz....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/25/2019 3:30:00 PM (No. 217456)
What you get for pandering to the enemy.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Wary American 10/25/2019 3:35:27 PM (No. 217462)
I find it comical as hell that a R.I.N.O. would even attend a CRIMINAL's funeral...man, I wonder to myself just how bad that PRIMATE is suffering today...right this minute...and FOREVER.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: nina584 10/25/2019 4:45:52 PM (No. 217502)
This man was a very corrupt politician. The crying wife is being investigated for transferring funds illegally to her business account. Stealing basically. All those in Congress are hypocrites!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: rochow 10/25/2019 5:55:01 PM (No. 217546)
You can take the man out of the gutter but you cannot take the gutter out of the man! BTW, since when do congress critters have these kind of funerals or a Senator as in McCain ????
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Reply 26 - Posted by: vrb8m 10/25/2019 6:07:32 PM (No. 217550)
Same thing happened to Trent Lott at the Wellstone pep rally/funeral.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: subman47 10/25/2019 6:41:45 PM (No. 217575)
It would have made more sense to pay your respects with a press release and skip the memorial. If you didn't like the man when he was alive then you shouldn't have to praise him when he's dead. Thanks to Mr. Cummings, Baltimore is a shambles. Where did all that government money go? Sorry, Mr. Cummings will not be down for breakfast to answer any and all questions regarding that situation.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/25/2019 8:05:53 PM (No. 217614)
Never underestimate the lack of grace in a liberal.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: anniebc 10/25/2019 9:06:02 PM (No. 217644)
People, know your enemy! Good grief! what did he expect? Why were you even there? Just because some Congress-critter dies, there's no reason to lie or perpetuate the lie about who they were. Just keep quiet and have appointments that you can't get out of.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/26/2019 2:37:15 AM (No. 217795)
The crazy are getting crazier every day. The perpetually offended are always the worst offenders. Decorum left with GW. Obola sure didn't have any.
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