A video has emerged online showing a friend of Elijah Cummings refusing to shake the hand of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a memorial service for the late congressman.
The clip, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since it was posted on Twitter, shows McConnell turning to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in shock following the apparent snub at the service in the Capitol.
The man who did not shake McConnell’s hand is reported to be Bobby Rankin, who is listed as a pallbearer for Cummings’ funeral on Friday, October 25.
Cummings, who was the representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional district for more than 20 years, died on October 17 following a long illness aged 68.
Watch the video below.
This might be the best thing I've ever watched.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 25, 2019