Every site in Teabagistan has spent the last 24 hours denouncing the MLK celebration because “the only sitting black US Senator,” who happens to be a far-right conservative, wasn’t invited to speak. As it turns out, Scott had already told organizers that he would be out of town yesterday. That doesn’t necessarily mean he would have been on the list of speakers, but it certainly undercuts the claims that yesterday was just another “Democratic dog-and-pony show of race hustlers,” as Breitbart and others in the right wing-o-sphere have characterized it.
“Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be unable to attend the event. Please do, however, keep him in mind for future events you may be hosting.”