Last Updated on December 14, 2020
Democrat officials in Michigan ordered the entire floor to rise to their feet and remain standing for a “black national anthem” during Monday’s ceremony to confirm the votes of sixteen Democrat electors for Democrat presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Attendees were ordered to “please remain standing for the National Anthem and the “black national anthem” by the Turner Sisters, Jeliah and Jemilah Turner.”
The official proceedings were then halted for a melancholy rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which was declared to be the “Negro National Anthem” by the National Association of Colored People in 1919. The United States government does officially recognize any “black national anthem,” as the only federally recognized national anthem is “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
It remains unclear what would have transpired if attendees had not dutifully risen for the “black national anthem,” as all present Democrat electors sprang to their feet for the song.
Footage of the bizarre incident can be seen below.
The proceedings unfolded as Republican electors were forcibly barred from entering the Capitol by armed state police and National Guard troops, as reported by National File:
Today in Michigan, state police “per the Governor’s office,” refused to let GOP electors get inside the Capitol building to cast their votes.“The Electors are already here, they’ve been checked in,” said the officer.
The Michigan State police officer said “The Capitol is closed unless you have an office here, or if you are taking part in the Electoral College process.”
“The Capitol is closed,” said the Michigan State Police officer.
In a second video, an elector approaches the officer with a folder in his hand. He explains to the officer that GOP electors are “also on the Governor’s certificate of ascertainment.” The officer interrupted him and said “I’m not going to get into a political debate.”
In June, Democrat politicians botched photo op where House Democrats knelt on the floor while wearing kenti cloth in servitude to Black Lives Matter, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was unable to return to a standing position and had to be hauled to her feet by fellow representatives.