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 SpanoGOP keeps control of Florida House seat held by Rep. Ross Spano 10 bellwether House races to watch on election night The Hill's Morning Report - Jill Biden urges country to embrace her husband 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 MoultonHow lawmakers aided the Afghan evacuation GOP lawmaker says he did not threaten US Embassy staff in Tajikistan House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (D-Mass.).

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeAngelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators Elon Musk after Texas Gov. Abbott invokes him: 'I would prefer to stay out of politics' Without major changes, more Americans could be victims of online 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 LuriaConservative group targets Spanberger, Luria in new ads ahead of reconciliation bill Virginia races offer an early preview of Democrats' midterm challenges House panel approves B boost for defense budget 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.