After the president insulted her late husband, the Michigan lawmaker says she just wants people to take a deep breath.
Marc Short, the vice president's chief of staff, said the late congressman once called Trump "an imbecile."
The president suggested the late congressman was "looking up" from hell. His allies have various explanations for the widely condemned remark.
"There was no need to 'dis' him in a crass political way," Rep. Fred Upton said of Trump implying the Democrat is in hell.
The newly impeached president bashed the longest-serving U.S. congressman, who died in February, at his campaign rally in Michigan, Dingell's home state.
“In democratic government, elected officials do not have power. They hold power," the Michigan Democrat wrote.
The retired lawmaker mastered the art of throwing shade, particularly at President Trump.
Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi shared poignant thoughts about the former congressman.
The champion of universal health care cast over 28,000 votes in the House, helping pass Medicare and Obamacare.
John Dingell says he can fix Congress with the swing of an ax.