Oops: Here’s The Senate GOP’s Badly Worded Tribute To Lincoln’s Assassination

Senate Republicans published a tweet on Tuesday evening honoring Abraham Lincoln on the anniversary of his assassination, but they goofed it by making it seem as though they felt “indebted” to Lincoln’s assassination, not the former president himself.

The Senate Republicans tried to recover with a tweet about a half hour later making it clear that the U.S. is “indebted” to Lincoln.

In the Tuesday evening tweet, the Senate Republicans used an image of the Emancipation Statue in Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Park, which is the source of some controversy. The creation of the statue was funded by former slaves, but it was designed by white people. And some have said that the statue, which depicts Lincoln with his hand above the head of a freed slave, is paternalistic.

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