On Saturday, shortly after the news broke that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) had passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, tributes began to pour in from around the world, including a halfhearted tweet from President Donald Trump that was sent out only after the president had spent most of the day playing golf in Virginia.

Another Republican who decided to honor the late civil rights pioneer was Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), but he made a major mistake by tweeting out a photo of himself with another late black congressman, Elijah Cummings:

Rubio quickly realized his faux pas and deleted the tweet, but not before he was pelted with mockery on social media:

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