Was Pelosi the Only One Who 'Just Loved' This Congressional Kumbaya Singalong Moment?
Watch what Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said about yesterday's Golden Hour ceremony and the uncomfortable-looking video of Harry Reid, John Boehner, herself, and others locking arms and singing "We Shall Overcome."
The transcript is below:
REPORTER: "Can I see the video that's going around in the internet, that since yesterday of you being in the common affair at the Golden Hour ceremony. What do you think of it?"
PELOSI: "Well, Somebody told me, why is it I saw some flashes in front of my face, but I was [Indecipherable]. Is that the one we always saying--'We shall overcome', well what's to think? You mean that, I was smiling and singing..."
REPORTER: "You were smiling and singing, but the others didn't seem to be smiling."
PELOSI: "Maybe they were being pulled too tightly, I don't know. Anyway, I just loved yesterday. I just thought it was the best thing really, because it brought so many things together about our country, and as I mentioned in my remarks, which I'm sure you pay great attention to. Here we were sitting there, and behind us was reverend Martin Luther King Jr., his bust, and then, right in front of us at the other end of this rotunda was Abraham Lincoln. Here they were, looking at each other, and here we were in between, some of us really celebrating and others trying to ignore the issue of the voting rights act.
"But also, that Lincoln and Rev. King are neighbors on the mall. Isn't that just a remarkable thing? Think of what President Lincoln would think? Think of what Reverend Martin Luther King would think, if they saw at the dedication of the King Memorial, Barack Obama providing at that dedication? What a remarkable thing for our country? -- Happy 4th of July. Thank you all"