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 MoultonDeval Patrick beefs up campaign staff Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death Pardoning war crimes dishonors the military MORE (D-Mass.).

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeOvernight Defense: Trump leaves door open to possible troop increase in Middle East | Putin offers immediate extension of key nuclear treaty Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death 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 honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death Overnight Health Care: Democratic group to only endorse AG candidates who back abortion rights | Protect Our Care launches seven-figure ad buy to boost vulnerable Dems | California sues Juul Group launches seven-figure ad buy boosting vulnerable Democrats on drug prices 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.