Politics

John Dingell's Not Holding Anything Back

Ex-Michigan congressman countertweets the Republican convention

Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, right, celebrated his 90th birthday in a House hearing room named for him on July 6. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Some politicians in retirement take up hobbies. George W. Bush and Winston Churchill picked up painting. Sen. Eugene McCarthy went back to writing poetry after his unsuccessful run for president in 1968. But former Rep. John D. Dingell is breaking new ground: tweeting his unbound thoughts on politics and sports.   

The Michigan Democrat was apparently watching the Republican National Convention Tuesday night:

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Since retiring from Congress, Dingell has used Twitter to let us know how he really feels:  

He was one of the first to call attention to that awkward Trump-Pence logo .

He also let us know that he wouldn't be attending Mitt Romney's June GOP summit...

And he provided a little analysis on Election 2016...

And sports...

And he summed up the challenge ahead for the Republican National Committee chairman...

And offered advice...

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