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"I watched killers being executed by the State of Arkansas. They looked happier and more at ease than this."

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi take part in a joint Senate and House session to count of the Electoral College votes for the 2012 presidential election at the Capitol Hill in Washington on January 4, 2013. US President Barack Obama was officially declared the winner of 2012 presidential election after the counting session-- a quaint formality, perhaps, but constitutionally required. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Republicans and Democrats joined hands, swayed side-to-side and sang “We Shall Overcome” during Tuesday’s Congressional Gold Medal ceremony — and it was as awkward as it sounds.

Video of the ceremony, awarding Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Congressional Gold Medals, quickly went viral on social media, with most people stating how “cringe-worthy” the moment was.

“I watched killers being executed by the State of Arkansas. They looked happier and more at ease than this,” National Journal’s Ron Fournier wrote on Twitter.

Pictured holding hands were House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and others.

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(H/T: Mediaite)

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