Daniel Doherty

Somehow, the only black Republican in the United States Senate wasn’t invited to speak at the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this afternoon. Perhaps there was some sort of oversight or something?

The Wall Street Journal has the scoop:

Wednesday’s event on the National Mall is not overtly political, but the early undertones were hard to ignore. A number of Democrats are set to address the crowd, including Mr. Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Labor leaders also talked about the importance of mobilizing large groups of American workers – a key theme 50 years ago. And some speakers stressed the importance of preserving voting rights for all Americans.

Mr. Bush was invited to attend the event, but he declined because he recently underwent surgery to place a stent in a blocked heart artery. 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.”

I’ll leave you with this:


Daniel Doherty

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