Posted by on February 12, 2019 11:53 am
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Freezing rain prevented a congressional delegation from landing in Detroit, where headed to attend the memorial service for former congressman John Dingell. After being unable to land, the plane was routed back to Washington. But the weather didn’t stop them from remembering Dingell.

We held an impromptu service at 30,000 feet for @JohnDingell lead by @repjohnlewis @SpeakerPelosi and @RepFredUpton After a delayed start we took off for #Detroit & circled there for an hour waiting for the temperature to rise one degree. It didn’t and we’re back at @Andrews_JBA

Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who is facing calls to resign after the revelation of racist images on his medical school yearbook page, announced on Tuesday that his administration restored the voting rights of 10,992 previously convicted felons.

“I believe in second chances,” he said in a statement.

Today we announced that during my first year in office, we restored civil rights to over 10,000 Virginians previously convicted of a felony—marking my administration’s commitment to fairness, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.
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