John Dingell RIP

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Former Representative John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, passed away on February 7, 2019 at age 92. He dictated his last words to America to his wife Rep. Debbie Dingell on the day he died. He had a humble, profound sense of honor and justice, and a satirical sense of humor. His words are worth reading.

John Dingell’s Greatest Hits: Lawmaker Had An A+ Trolling Game On Twitter
by Ed Mazza
February 8, 2019

The retired lawmaker mastered the art of throwing shade, particularly at President Trump.

Former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) is being remembered for his many achievements during his 59 years in Congress.

Dingell, who died on Thursday at the age of 92, played a role in passing some of the nation’s most important legislation, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. But he’ll also be remembered for something else entirely: His solid Twitter game.

Dingell was known for his comedic takes on the news, cracks about himself and — more than anything else over the past couple of years — his constant trolling of President Donald Trump:

I fully support @realDonaldTrump’s interest in space travel to Mars, and I wish him the absolute best in his travels.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) December 11, 2017

Crooks like Trump will steal a hot stove and come back for the smoke. There’s no bar too low.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) January 25, 2019

As this Congress begins, a bit of advice for new Members that I received back in 1955: For the next six months you’re going to wonder how the hell you got here. Then one day you’ll come on to the House floor, look around, and wonder how in the hell all the other fools got here.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) January 3, 2019

Ho ho ho! Look at our president. Too dumb to know he has toilet paper on his shoe and the world is watching. God save America from a man as foolish as this.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) October 6, 2018

Trump’s entire criminal operation is on the brink of collapsing and honestly there is not enough popcorn in the world.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) August 22, 2018

They made Jimmy Carter give up his damn peanut farm and yet this president is all but printing money to hand it directly to his idiot adult children as allowance. Makes me madder than a boiled owl.

— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) August 18, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what ghouls and goblins do to keep busy on the 364 days a year that aren’t Halloween, here’s Rudy Giuliani all over your television set.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) May 7, 2018

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