(MLIVE) — U.S. Sen. Carl Levin joined Congressional leaders Tuesday in singing “We Shall Overcome” during a ceremony honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr. and wife Coretta Scott King.
The civil rights leaders were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
During the ceremony, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Senate Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Levin, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio) linked arms and sung the song.
But the rendition of the protest song was, well, inadvertently awkward. Politicos on Twitter collectively agreed that it may be the most awkward thing to ever happen in Washington D.C.