The Rushingbrook Children’s Choir, who were barred last month from performing the National Anthem at the US Capitol, were welcomed by President Donald Trump to perform at his South Carolina rally.
The children’s choir sang The Star-Spangled Banner without interruption at Trump’s event.
Trump invited the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir in June to sing at his rally after they were banned at the US Capitol.
Addressing the choir directly, Trump said, “We are going to have you in South Carolina, Line, and you’re going to sing at a rally for us in front of tens of thousands of people. And we’re all going to have a great time together.”
Mr. Rasbach said it was “quite an honor” for the children to be invited by Trump to the rally.
As The Daily Fetched reported last month, the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir was stopped by police while singing the National Anthem in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol because it was deemed a “prohibited form of protest.”
The children’s choir had received prior approval to sing a short set of patriotic songs inside the historic Statuary Hall, including the National Anthem.
However, the choir was stopped by Capitol Police while singing The Star-Spangled Banner.
The abrupt interruption stunned the young performers and the choir director.
The Capitol Police refused to allow the children to finish the song because singing the national anthem at the nation’s Capitol is considered a form of protest, The Gateway Pundit reported.
The shocking incident raised concerns about why a permit to sing the National Anthem is needed, a symbol of national pride, in the halls that are supposed to represent American democracy.
One concerned citizen commented, “You are U.S. citizens in a public place exercising the right of free speech. Stopping the kids from signing the national anthem is no different than stopping you from waving the U.S. Flag. You were clearly denied constitutional rights—an issue you can sue in civil court over.”
SC State House Representative Adam Morgan released the following statement after the incident:
“The fact that our National Anthem could ever be considered “offensive” in our nation’s Capital is a stinging reminder of the challenges we face as a Republic….”