Only One Republican Congressman Attends Selma Commemoration
[su_right_ad]Even if they think it’s only symbolic and not worth their time, the last minute decision of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to attend doesn’t begin to make up for their negligence.
None of the top leaders — House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy or Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was once thought likely to attend to atone for reports that he once spoke before a white supremacist group — originally planned be in Selma for the three-day event that commemorates the 1965 march and the violence that protesters faced at the hands of white police officers. A number of rank-and-file Republicans have been aggressively lobbying their colleagues to attend, and several black lawmakers concurred.
McCarthy announced late Friday he would attend, according to CNN.
Right. Only after they realized how bad it would look if someone didn’t go.