The Rushingbrook Children's Choir performed at a South Carolina rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday. The children's choir was stopped by Capitol Police and staff earlier in May when they tried to sing the national anthem at the nation's Capitol after having the performance authorized by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
The Rushingbrook Children's Choir, from South Carolina, went to sing the national anthem in the national Statuary Hall where a video of a Capitol Police officer can be seen stopping the group's performance.
In a statement to the Daily Signal, the choir director, David Rasbach, said at the time, "I couldn’t believe that was happening, that they would stop the national anthem of all songs.”
The Capitol Police made a statement about the incident and claimed that the officers "were reasonable and allowed the children to finish their beautiful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner." Original footage of the incident contradicted the statement from the police.
The stoppage of the singing was reportedly due to the prohibition on "demonstrations" in the Capitol Building, but many were confused as to how the national anthem could be interpreted that way.
After the footage ran through the news, Trump made a personal invitation to the group to come to his rally in South Carolina to perform.
Footage of the children walking into the venue on Saturday morning shows the group dressed in performance uniforms.
Rasbach can be seen accompanying the group saying that the group was excited to get the chance to perform.
The children's choir got to perform in front of the thousands that were in attendance.
The children sang a few songs including the Star-Spangled Banner. As the children finished, the crowd cheered and started chanting, "USA! USA!"
Included in the performance was also a song that repeated the words, "Let freedom sing."
A bill named with the same phrase called the "Let Freedom Sing" act was introduced by Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina and others in Congress. The bill's inspiration came from the incident where the children were stopped from singing in the Capitol.
In a press release from Wilson's office, he stated, "The Star-Spangled Banner symbolizes the hopes and dreams of our nation, earned through a history of blood, sweat, and tears so that Americans may be free... I am grateful to join my fellow South Carolina Congressional colleagues in introducing this legislation to allow this beautiful song to be sung, unhindered."
The act would prohibit regulating the "singing of the National Anthem on any federal property."
It is unconfirmed whether or not the performance of the song with the words "let freedom sing" are related to the proposal of the act.
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