Congress put up a united front on Capitol Hill Tuesday. There’s nothing like a good ole song of racial solidarity to bring together the divided parties.  

C-SPAN captured the congressional members as they joined hands and sung  “We Shall Overcome.”  The song was sung in honor of House and Senate leaders posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Joining hands were (from right to left) House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). The Congressional Gold Medal is given to honor the nation’s highest achievements and contributions.

Look at those sour faces.

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  • vintage3000

    I’m surprised how mournful and heartfelt this sounds, but I feel bad for laughing at everyone on the Congress floor swaying to and fro.

  • Lisa DC

    For reals!! I am embarrassed for them.

    *ugh* Just a bunch of self-serving idiots.

    Words just cannot express the utter disgust at seeing this.

  • Mary Burrell

    It’s hypocritical. They fight the President on everything. They are the reason why the country is screwed up.

  • Aaron King

    lol. McConnel and Boner are not singing! There’s a 5 foot high teleprompter and they are not singing. Afraid their radical nutjob supporters wont approve of them symbolically celebrating the liberation of slaves and black suffrage!