Sen. Tim Scott: I wasn’t invited to speak at the March on Washington commemoration
posted at 11:07 am on August 29, 2013 by Guy Benson
Is anyone surprised? Some black people are just less equal than others when there’s a political agenda to advance, especially within the irresistible context of ‘honoring’ one of history’s giants and reflecting on a seminal moment in US history:
Mr. Scott was not invited to speak, but a spokesman said, “The senator believes today is a day to remember the extraordinary accomplishments and sacrifices of Dr. King, Congressman John Lewis and an entire generation of black leaders.”
Scott is the only black member of the United States Senate, a fact so unhelpful to the liberal-left agenda that some of its media cheerleaders simply “forget” about his very existence. Indeed, exactly zero elected Republicans addressed yesterday’s rally, despite the party’s history of freeing the slaves, passing landmark civil rights legislation and championing school choice. Parts of the ceremony devolved into cheap recitations of standard DNC demagoguery — a decidedly shabby way to commemorate the sacrifice of true titans who blazed a lasting trail toward equality and justice. They just can’t help themselves. I’ll leave you with the tweet of the week:
There is only one Republican in this photo: pic.twitter.com/BSh3zXz4rx
— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) August 28, 2013
UPDATE – Via the comments, it appears several GOP Congressional leaders were invited to participate, but declined. (Scott was not among them). Unless I’m missing something, that’s a really questionable move. Show up. Even if you get booed, show up and make a statement — if only as a symbolic challenge to Democrats’ fantasy that they ‘own’ civil rights. Also, President George W. Bush was also invited to speak, but is still recovering from heart surgery and couldn’t make the trip.