Skip to comments.CNN Guest: Why Should ‘Appointed’ Sen. Tim Scott Have Been Invited to MLK Anniversary?
Posted on 08/28/2013 5:07:22 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
A panel discussion on CNNs The Lead examined the impact that Wednesdays speeches and celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movements march on Washington D.C. When asked why so few Republicans attended the rally and none spoke, the panel displayed a surprising lack of knowledge as to why that was the case. When asked why Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the only sitting African-American U.S. Senator, was not invited to speak, one guest displayed a measure of disdain for the appointed Senator.
A discussion about the impact of the Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream speech anniversary event veered into politics when the guests began to wonder why so few Republicans attended the event and none spoke.
National Public Radio host Michel Martin wondered why former President George H. W. Bush, whom she said had a very strong record on civil rights, was not in attendance at the Anniversary. Both Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush, declined to attend due to the former presidents ongoing recovery from a recent surgery.
When asked why the only sitting black senator in the upper chamber of Congress was also not in attendance, USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham said there was no real reason for him to be there in the first place.
And he should have been invited why? Wickham asked. He should have been invited to speak for what reason?
Hes one of 50 Senators, Wickham said. And hes appointed not elected.
Scott said that he was not invited to speak, but added that the day should be about remembering MLK and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). And there are 100 U.S. Senators.
“Toms” not welcome.
Hypocritical lying backstabbing pigs. Err, lying libs.
Why was she wondering? He just got out of the hospital. But that had to get thrown in the pot anyway.
“One of 50...[FIFTY?]...senators”.
No major shocker there and what do you expect from the party that gave America, Slavery, the Klan, Segregation and Jim Crow? The race hustlers could not have someone starting a possible revolt on their nice political plantation now.
It’s part of the fantasy history that the media and Dems have foisted on the people about how the Civil Rights Act was passed.
Of course...how could having the only black Senator who comes from a key southern state (and appointed by an Indian female) be of any significance to a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.?
DeWayne Wickham is a hemorrhoid.
Clarance Thomas should’ve been there.
Doofus. There are only 49 senators. Pansy Graham (SC rino) hasn't been seen since the recess. /s
O’Reilly said that Bush was not invited. He seemed pretty sure. Wonder what the truth is on that.
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It should be a Republican anniversary. There’s good reason to believe the democrats murdered MLK.
King would have been sickened by the display in his name in DC today. Only the overseers of the Democrat Plantation were allowed to speak.
Scott just doesn’t fit into the racist, victims narrative that was on display.
No Republican president was invited. And who would want to point out that without the GIO the civili rights movement would have died in Jimmy Carter’s Georgia or Bill Clinton’s Arkansas? Ooops this was a dim party rally pur and simple.
Lest we forget MLK was a registered republican
I would not be shocked if true. The party of slavery is capable of anything.
Aren’t there 100 voting senators?
Nope. There is 114. (2 for each of the 57 states - nyuk, nyuk)
From the 57 states dey rep esent.
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