The U.S. Senate has apologized for failing to pass anti-lynching laws in the past. Well, good for them I guess.
Senators repeatedly blocked anti-lynching legislation from being approved by Congress.
Nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced, three of which made it past the lower House of Representatives between 1920 and 1940.
But despite the support of seven US presidents, the Senate stopped any of them becoming law.
Even though the article never explicitly mentions the f-word, it's obvious what's going on here. The lynching statutes were repeatedly thwarted by filibuster, the very parliamentary maneuver we were just told by liberals safeguards the very bedrock of our democracy.
Sorry, just thought that was worth a mention.
At least it's an encouraging trend to have the Senate actually apologize for something. Perhaps we'll see more of it in the future. God knows they have a lot to be sorry about.
UPDATE: It's nice to see the Senate taking responsibility as a continuing body, but I can think of one guy for whom the apology was personal.