The Nation’s Only Black Senator Was Not Invited to Speak at Event Commemorating MLK’s ‘March on Washington’

Jason Howerton
The Blaze

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only black person serving in the U.S. Senate, was not invited speak at Wednesday’s event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march on Washington. There were, however, a number of Democratic lawmakers who were invited to appear.

A spokesman for Scott confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the senator “was not invited to speak at the event.”

“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. Today’s anniversary should simply serve as an opportunity to reflect upon how their actions moved our country forward in a remarkable way,” the spokesman said in the statement…


The article continues at The Blaze.



Related:   Herman Cain Blasts Deliberate Snub of GOP Sen. Tim Scott Not being Invited to Speak at MLK Anniversary Event –  

…As Cain points out, the image would have been even more powerful because Scott is from South Carolina – a former stronghold of the Confederacy. But, alas, Scott is an evil Republican – so that would not have fit the narrative at all. After all, you would not want to highlight that the only African-American U.S. Senator right now is a – gasp! – REPUBLICAN!



O’Reilly Calls out James Carville on Why No Black Conservatives and No Black Republicans were Invited to Speak at 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech and March  

It’s shameful.

Bill O’Reilly calls James Carville and Democrats out on how you could have the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. March and Speech and have not one single African-American Conservative or Republican on the program – when it was the Republicans working with President Lyndon Johnson who passed the major Civil Rights legislation of the 1960′s.

Why not invite the only black U.S. Senator Tim Scott, or someone like Dr. Benjamin Carson? The answer, of course – they are conservatives.


Conservative blacks irritated with liberal flavor of march anniversary

Black conservatives are rankled by the liberal flavor of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

They contend the left is appropriating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory and willfully understating the degree of progress the United States has made in overcoming the egregious racial injustices that characterized an earlier era…



One of the most misleading headlines you’ll see in The Washington Post, and that’s saying something:

Republicans absent from March on Washington

Not a single Republican elected official stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday with activists, actors, lawmakers and former presidents invited to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — a notable absence for a party seeking to attract the support of minority voters…


Senator Scott isn’t mentioned until the final paragraph of the two-page article.


Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t invited to event commemorating MLK march on Washington

…The Washington Examiner contacted MLK Dream 50 to ask why Scott wasn’t invited, but didn’t hear back in time for publication.


CNN Guest: Tim Scott was ‘appointed’, not elected…so why should he speak at MLK Anniversary? 

Black Democrats will say anything to excuse their partisanship and hate for blacks who refuse to accept liberalism. In this case it’s some guy I’ve never heard of, USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham, who suggests that because Tim Scott was appointed and not elected, he really shouldn’t have been invited to the MLK Anniversary. Seriously.


John Derbyshire on Martin Luther King, Jr.

American friends of the older generation tell me that even at the time, educated blacks made fun of King’s rhetorical style. Those blacks were yuppie agnostics, scornful of Bible-quoting Southern rubes. A lot of them, including some senior figures in King’s entourage—notably Jack O’Dell—were members of the Communist Party.



Update:   Don Surber’s Daily Scoreboard:

…6. From Bill Clinton: “I would respectfully suggest that Martin Luther King did not live and die to hear his heirs whine about political gridlock. It is time to stop complaining and put our shoulders against the stubborn gates holding the American people back.”

Hey, post turtle, Bill just burned you — again.


Why Sen. Scott wasn’t invited to MLK event summed up in devastating (IowaHawk) nutshell

Devastating truth…



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