"It’s so easy to be normal and nice," the newspaper's editorial board wrote. "Hawley picked a different path."
To hear some Republicans tell it, Juneteenth is really the celebration of conservatives' undoing of slavery caused by Democrats. I know. Just bear with me.
Jones called out Monday's post after he was briefly expelled from the state legislature by his Republican colleagues earlier this year.
Critics give the Missouri senator a blunt fact-check on Twitter.
Lincoln's order, which declared slaves freed in Confederate-controlled states, has been only temporarily displayed as part of the Archives’ annual Juneteenth celebration.
Americans across the country are observing the relatively new Juneteenth federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery after the Civil War.
"While the holiday itself does symbolize a step toward freedom, it simultaneously represents pain, blood and sacrifice."
Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies before Congress in support of reparations for slavery. The day before, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected the idea, saying, “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea.”
“There is no place in the Town of Millinocket for such a blatant disregard of human decency," an official of the Maine town wrote.
A year after Juneteenth became a federal holiday in the U.S., people gathered this weekend at events filled with music, food and fireworks.