Opinion

This Kumbaya moment from Congress is the best thing on the Internet today

By |
Beltway Confidential,Opinion,Congress,Harry Reid,John Boehner,Mitch McConnell,Nancy Pelosi,Carl Levin,Civil Rights,Becket Adams

Okay, so when I say "best" in the headline, I actually mean "most awful."

Background: Members of Congress met on Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

During the ceremony, lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., joined hands and sang "We Shall Overcome."

Sadly, it turned into the most godawful, uncomfortable thing imaginable.

The Huffington Post described the moment as "moving." We agree: We felt compelled by Congress' hand-holding to move to another county.


The look on Levin's face likely speaks for everyone involved in this abomination.

View article comments Leave a comment

More from washingtonexaminer.com