Skip to comments.Black Pro-Life Senator Not Invited to Speak at March on Washington
Posted on 08/29/2013 4:55:19 AM PDT by Morgana
Senator Tim Scott is not on only the only black Republican member of Congress, hes the only black member of the U.S. Senate of either party.
However, organizers of the March on Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jrs. famous I Have a Dream speech declined to invite the unabashedly pro-life lawmakers to participate.
From Red Alert politics:
Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nations only black Senator, Tim Scott.
Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMints seat in the U.S. Senate after he retired, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the Senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics in an email.
African-American leaders who did receive an invitation to speak at included Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) who participated in the original March Martin Luther King III, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and movie stars Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker.
Scott is a staunch pro-life advocate who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record with the National Right to Life Committee. Last year, Scott voted to stop abortion funding in Obamacare, de-Fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, and stop taxpayer funding of abortion in various instances. He voted for a ban on sex-selection abortions, for enforcing parental notification laws, to repeal Obamacare, and to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Columbia.
On 10 votes in the House, Scott voted pro-life each time.
In 2010, then candidate Tim Scott outlined the development of his political positions and party allegiance to The Weekly Standard, which wrote: As he tells it, Scott became a Republican in three stages. First, there was the military influence Second, there was his becoming a Christian in college. That turned him into a social conservative and strong foe of legalized abortion. This, too, turned him toward Republicans, he says.
The New York Times provided a profile of Scott:
Scott offers a unique story and background, one that is in scant supply in the Republican party right now. Raised by a single mother, he was, by his account, a lost child who struggled with school and with life until a Chick-fil-A franchise owner took him on as a protégé and schooled him in conservative principles.
Coming from a single-parent household and almost flunking out of high school, Mr. Scott said in 2010, during his bid for the House, my hope is I will take that experience and help people bring out the best that they can be.
Although Republicans by a large margin have far fewer minorities and women in Congress than Democrats, the party, with Mondays announcement, will now be able to claim the only current African-American member of the Senate, as well as two of the three Latinos.
The DNC and the corrupt Obama administration
(undocumented, in by fraud and perjury)
has no honor, or shame.
He’s a Republican, that means he can’t really be black. Probably wearing a mask....
Not black enough?
Why would he be invited to National Hate Whitey Day?
Pray for America to Wake up
OMG! Chik-fil-a. There’s your answer — can’t have anyone who was helped by Chik-fil-a! sarc/off
That was not sarcastic, you nailed it. Chik-fil-A is a named enemy of the left.
This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. It is a high tech lynching for uppity Blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves. And it is a message ... that unless you kowtow to the old order, you will be lynched, destroyed, characatured ... by a committee of the U.S. Senate ... rather than hung from a tree. ... Justice Clarence Thomas
Since we do not have a Chik-fil-a anywhere near my home in WI, I sent away for a T shirt last year during the protests of the business. I was wearing said shirt in CA a couple of months later while working at my mom’s house in preparation to moving her to assisted living. I stopped in to Office Max to shred some papers, and the clerk (a young dim wit) assailed me for my shirt.
“Ohhhhh-ummmm,” as she pointed at me, “Do you know how baaad they are and what they stand for?”
“I know all about the attacts on this business, “ I replied. “That’s why I bought the shirt.”
attacts = attacks
Conservatives should have had their own celebration. Just imagine how inspiring and vibrant such an event would have been.
“They judged him not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character.”
Exactly. This senator has better character, therefore he was not wanted by lowlifes who have none.
There weren’t any Republicans there, black or white. I’m surprised the official title wasn’t “I Have A Dream at 50; brought to you by the DNC”.
Is important to remember that the first two Black United States senators were Republicans. Hiram Rhodes Revels, served 1870-1871 as senator for Mississippi at de United States Senate; and Blanche Kelso Bruce, U.S. senator for Mississippi from 1875-1881, he was the first African American to serve a full term in the United States Senate