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Musical Bipartisanship

Watch congressional leaders make a truly awkward bipartisan attempt to hold hands and sing

Watch congressional leaders make a truly awkward bipartisan attempt to hold hands and sing

Well, this is awkward.

Members of Congress literally joined hands, swayed back and forth, and sang civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" at an event commemorating the Civil Rights Act's 50th anniversary today. Sen. Carl Levin's (D-Mich.) face says it all (He's the guy on the very end of the loop, with the epic eyeroll):

Watch the full video, if your ears are up to it, below, and do note the applause they receive at the end, which suggests everyone in attendance was just relieved no lawmakers staged a shutdown over who had to stand next to whom. --Sarah Eberspacher