White House responds after Reps. Lewis and Thompson decline to attend opening of MS Civil Rights Museum

According to Associated Press, the White House says it is “unfortunate” that congressmen Lewis and Thompson won’t be joining President Trump at the opening honoring the “incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history.”

The White House says Trump hopes others will join him in recognizing “that the movement was about removing barriers and unifying Americans of all backgrounds.”