Not every man is surrounded by his wife when he dies. That almost sounds like some barbarous custom from some 3rd world country.
Feb. 7, 2019, 9:18 PM EST
By Rebecca Shabad
Former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress who played a key role in many pieces of landmark legislation, has died. He was 92. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.
"Congressman Dingell died peacefully today at his home in Dearborn, surrounded by his wife Deborah," the office of his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, said in a statement.
"He was a lion of the United States Congress and a loving son, father, husband, grandfather, and friend," the statement said. "He will be remembered for his decades of public service to the people of Southeast Michigan, his razor sharp wit, and a lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of all who walk this earth."
Dingell first arrived to Congress in 1955, taking over the seat held by his father John Dingell, Sr., who had died earlier that year, and the younger Dingell continued to serve in the House for more than 59 years. He announced in 2014 that he would not seek re-election and instead his wife, Debbie Dingell, ran for his seat and is now serving her third term.I really despise these House Seats that become fixed in one house and one family. I despised the Kennedy's and all the rest who pass along their status as a representative of the people as some kind of legacy they are allowed to leave to their own family. That's more Roman Empire than a Republic and it doesn't belong in our civilization anymore than nepotism belongs in government hiring.
He sounded like a good man, if a little off the beam on some things, but I urge you to read the entire article. It doesn't take long. It looks like he might have been the last real man in the democratic party.