House Honors Michael Jackson

Posted June 26, 2009 at 10:24am

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday organized a moment of silence on the House floor to honor of pop star Michael Jackson, who died Thursday of cardiac arrest.“His heart couldn’t get any bigger, and yesterday, it arrested,— Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said. He was joined at the microphone by Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.), among other CBC members.“A young man has left Earth but now resides in the stars,— said Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.), who stood at another microphone with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and others. “This was a multitalented person who entertained the world with his dynamic portrayals, his songs that he had written, his style of dancing,— Watson said. “We pay tribute to the culture that he has left behind.—