Everyone is freaking out because supposedly only one Republican went to the Selma anniversary march, but that’s not really true.
Sorry internet, but you got this one wrong – there were 23 Republicans there:
Still, a number of rank-and-file Republicans are attending. Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, is a co-sponsor of the event along with Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama. Scott is the first African-American Republican elected from the South since the end of Reconstruction.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a member of the GOP leadership team in the Senate, will attend the events.
Roby’s office said Thursday 23 Republican House and Senate members are registered to attend the pilgrimage.
Roby and Scott pressed a number of their GOP colleagues to attend the event in Alabama, which is expected to draw more than 100 members of Congress.
Here’s George Dubya Bush leading the march!
— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) March 7, 2015
And Senator Tim Scott with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 7, 2015
Great to be in #Selma today for the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a turning point in our nation's history.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 7, 2015
But hey, you liberals keep lying, it’s the only thing you’re good at.