Maria Shriver, a prominent member of the Democrat Party’s Kennedy clan and a Special Anchor for NBC News, took to Twitter Saturday evening to smear Republicans over the fiftieth anniversary observation held in Selma to mark a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. Shriver falsely said that no one from Republican leadership attended besides former President George W. Bush.
After taking her swipe at Republicans, Shriver piously added, “Not a partisan issue.”
Shriver has about 2,330,000 followers on Twitter, giving her inflammatory false report about Republicans a wide reach.
I gotta say no republican leadership in #SELMA. What's up with that? Good for former Pres George Bush for showing up. Not a partisan issue
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 7, 2015
“I gotta say no republican leadership in #SELMA. What’s up with that? Good for former Pres George Bush for showing up. Not a partisan issue”
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was in Selma on Saturday with fellow Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, as was Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 7, 2015
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) March 7, 2015
According to Politico, about two dozen Republican Senators and House Members planned to attend the Selma anniversary march.
McCarthy announced his intention to attend Friday night after it was pointed out that no members of Republican Congressional leadership were scheduled to participate.
Shriver’s biography at her web site MariaShriver.com describes her as an NBC Special Anchor:
“Maria Shriver is the mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor reporting on the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life.”
Shriver is the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the niece of the late President John Kennedy, Sen. Robert Kennedy and Sen. Edward Kennedy. Shriver is the apparently soon-to-be divorced wife of former Republican California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.