Hilarious Tweets from John Dingell, the Longest-Serving Congressman in U.S. History

The former 30-term Michigan congressman died yesterday at 92. He was apparently hilarious.

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)

Former Rep. John Dingell died yesterday at age 92. The ex-Congressman represented the Detroit area for a record 30 terms in Congress, from 1955-2015, and his wife and now widow succeeded him. A Democrat who helped write the original fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles (although he later opposed raising them), he was the Dean of the House — i.e., the longest-serving current member at that time — for a record 20 years.

That’s a lot of constituent love. In addition to releasing a memoir with a foreword written by the late President George H.W. Bush, Dingell was also quite the expert tweeter. Biting, savage, and occasionally nihilistic-blasé in the way some of the best Twitter users are, here are some of his best zingers.

Don’t you kind of want to buy this book now? What a smartass.

The following two must be read together:

This was his last tweet. Who wouldn’t want their last words to be “You’re not done with me just yet”? R.I.P., Congressman Dingell.

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