No Republicans at Selma March 50th Year Remembrance

None. Not one.

None of the top leaders — House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy or Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was once thought likely to attend to atone for reports that he once spoke before a white supremacist group — will be in Selma for the three-day event that commemorates the 1965 march and the violence that protesters faced at the hands of white police officers. A number of rank-and-file Republicans have been aggressively lobbying their colleagues to attend, and several black lawmakers concurred.

from Politico via Washington Post

March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capital, Montgomery, during a five-day, 50-mile walk to protest voting laws.  (AP Photo/File)

March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., during a five-day, 50-mile walk to protest voting laws. (AP Photo/File)

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