Video shows Elijah Cummings pallbearer snubbing Mitch McConnell – Business Insider
A pallbearer at Rep. Elijah Cummings’ memorial service in the US Capitol on Thursday skipped over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a handshake line.
A videoclipposted on Twitter showed C-SPAN’s footage of the line where speakers and pallbearers shook hands with several lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, McConnell, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
At one point, a pallbearer can be seen grasping McCarthy’s hand, then Schumer’s, then swiftly moving past McConnell before stopping in front of Pelosi and shaking her hand.
McConnell, who had been reaching for the pallbearer’s hand, dropped his arm and appeared stricken in the seconds after the pallbearer passed him by.
The Kentucky Republican turned and looked at Schumer in apparent disbelief.
Cummings, who represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, died on October 17. He was 68.