Looks Like Some Could've Done Without Nancy Pelosi Singing 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' With The Congressional Black Caucus
“People can't feed themselves with symbolic gestures," one Twitter user wrote.
June 18, 2021 at 11:37 pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to walk the fine line between cringeworthy and well-meaning allyship.
In anticipation of President Joe Biden signing a law that made Juneteenth a federal holiday, the Baltimore native participated in an awkward singing of “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” with Black politicians to celebrate the occasion on Thursday.
WATCH: Nancy Pelosi and a group of Black lawmakers sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" — the song called the "Black National Anthem" — in ceremony for the bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Pres. Biden plans to sign the legislation Thursday afternoon https://t.co/NG84Udusbb pic.twitter.com/q1n48FnR6K— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 17, 2021
At the end of the song, Pelosi, positioned in front of the Congressional Black Caucus, led a round of applause for the unprecedented occasion.
People on Twitter, however, were not impressed.