Dingell's casket makes stop on Capitol Hill

Former Rep. John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92 / Photo: United States Congress / (MGN)
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress paid their respects to former colleague John Dingell as the motorcade carrying his casket paused at the U.S. Capitol.

A few dozen lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate leaders, put down their umbrellas in the chilly mist as the motorcade approached on Tuesday afternoon. They put hands over their hearts when it stopped.

Dingell's widow, Rep. Debbie Dingell, got out of the vehicle behind the hearse and hugged her fellow members of Congress, one by one. Then she climbed back in and the motorcade moved on.

The flag-draped casket came to Washington from Dearborn, where a funeral was held in his district.

Pelosi was among lawmakers who were en route by plane but had to turn back because of bad weather.