One of the “Lions” of congress Rep. Elijah Cumming was recently laid to his final rest.During the service these actions of a pallbearer at the memorial service went viral after video surfaced showing him skipping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a handshake line. In the clip, the pallbearer, Bobby Rankin is seen shaking the hands of several lawmakers before ignoring McConnell’s hand, and the Kentucky Republican certainly seemed to be caught off guard by the move.
Bobby Rankin, a 64-year-old man from Charlotte, he had personal reasons for not shaking McConnell’s hand. His brother, Jerry, died from cancer last October after being exposed to contaminated water while serving in the Marines. Rankin said Jerry didn’t get his veterans’ benefits in the final months of his life. His longtime friend Cummings attempted to resolve the matter at the time, but that McConnell blocked it.
learn their actions have real life consequences and not everyone is forgiving?McConnell looks bewildered: