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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 SpanoThe Hill's Morning Report - Jill Biden urges country to embrace her husband Rep. Ross Spano loses Florida GOP primary amid campaign finance scrutiny The Hill's Convention Report: Democrats gear up for Day Two of convention 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 MoultonTrump slight against Gold Star families adds to military woes Overnight Defense: Congress recommends nuclear arms treaty be extended | Dems warn Turkey | Military's eighth COVID death identified Bipartisan congressional task force recommends extending nuclear treaty with Russia MORE (D-Mass.).

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeePocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair Grand jury charges no officers in Breonna Taylor death Hillicon Valley: Murky TikTok deal raises questions about China's role | Twitter investigating automated image previews over apparent algorithmic bias | House approves bill making hacking federal voting systems a crime 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 LuriaDemocrats seek wave to bolster House majority House lawmakers call for continued assistance to Lebanon On The Money: Sides tiptoe towards a COVID deal, but breakthrough appears distant | Expiring benefits raise stakes of stimulus talks | Stocks fade with eyes on Capitol 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.