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Bridget Johnson


January 30, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has RSVP’d to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) invitation to join a Black History Month event honoring African-American senators throughout the country’s history.

When Scott announced the event last week, Booker hadn’t yet replied to the invitation. Former Sens. Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), Roland Burris (D-Ill.), and William “Mo” Cowan (D-Mass.) had already agreed to join Scott, now the senior of two black lawmakers serving in the Senate.

That leaves just two invitations still hanging out there: 94-year-old Sen. Edward Brooke (R-Mass.) and President Obama, who was a senator for three years before moving into the Oval Office.

The Black History Month event, titled Honoring our Past and Celebrating our FutureDiscussing Personal Journeys and a Nation’s Progress with America’s Black Senators, will be held at the Library of Congress at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 25.

Senate Chaplain Barry Black will lead a nonpartisan discussion among the senators.

Reconstruction-era Senators Hiram Rhodes Revels (R-Miss.) and Blanche Kelso Bruce (R-Miss.) will be honored as well.

Members of the public who wish to attend the event can send an email to

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Senator Scott is a class act who brings the concept of "Senatorial" back to the petty antics of our current Senate.

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obama doesn't yet know his tee time, that's all.
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Mr Obama has never reached across the aisle before. I don't think he's going to start now. He's a total ideologue
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