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Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined
Re: Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined
posted at 9/2/2013 6:29 PM EDT
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Well, it looks like the republicans weren't invited after all.
You are one seriously self-delusional dolt.
From your source:
Event organizers say they assumed Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., couldn't attend, based on a failure to RSVP to an earlier, more general invitation.
More than half a dozen different prominent Republicans were invited to speak... . All sent their regrets.
Organizers did invite several prominent Republicans – including both Presidents Bush, former Gov. Jeb Bush, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Sen. John McCain – to speak. They also reached out late in the planning process to the office of Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a veteran congressman from Wisconsin who has been prominent on voting-rights and sentencing-reform issues.
All of those invited declined, however, with the two former presidents citing health concerns, and the others pointing to scheduling conflicts.
Sen. Scott’s office did respond to the request to attend the event by noting that he would be in South Carolina that day and would be “unable to attend.”
Consider the source, and read the whole article.
from another article:
"But aides to some GOP congressional leaders said they received formal invitations only in recent weeks, making it too late to alter their summer recess schedules."
so, I guess if you invite who you want to speak in March, and then belatedly send out invitations to republicans a couple of weeks before the event in August, you are covered, at least if you are a liberal.