Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death

Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death
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Lawmakers took to Twitter on Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 56th anniversary of his assassination.

Bipartisan members of Congress honored the former president, who was assassinated in Dallas on this day in 1963.

“56 years ago, on what was supposed to be a joyous day in Dallas, things quickly turned disastrous. Using today as a time to reflect, let us remember the life and legacy of President Kennedy,” Rep. Ross SpanoVincent (Ross) Ross SpanoLawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death GOP Rep. Ross Spano under investigation by Justice Department House Ethics Committee reviewing two GOP lawmakers over campaign finance MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.

“56 years ago today, our nation suffered an enormous loss in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We mourn the lost potential of a life cut short, & at the same time re-commit ourselves to serving the country in his memory, by living up to the standard he set for us,” added Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonOvernight Defense: Iran crisis eases as Trump says Tehran 'standing down' | Dems unconvinced on evidence behind Soleimani strike | House sets Thursday vote on Iran war powers Congress reacts to US assassination of Iranian general Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Mass.).

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeePatrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' The US should work to counter India's actions against the people of Kashmir Sheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade MORE (D-Texas) said Kennedy “personified the pioneering, trailblazing, independent, courageous, and can-do spirit for which America is justly celebrated around the world,” while Rep. Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaLawmakers warn Pentagon against reduction of US forces in Africa Tenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden 2 Democrats say they voted against war powers resolution 'because it merely restated existing law' MORE (D-Va.) honored his “patriotism, ambition, and optimism.”

Several other lawmakers also mourned the former president. 

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Kennedy’s roughly three-year tenure in the White House is remembered for several notable events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and his support for the space race. His death remains the subject of a litany of conspiracy theories.