“These things are going to be remembered,” Maloney said, likening the votes to being on “the wrong side of the march toward Selma” and “standing in the schoolhouse door” to prevent the integration of schools. He said the lawmakers who switched their votes Thursday would “have this hung around their necks for the rest of their careers.”
Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.)
Quoted in The Washington Post
Rep Maloney, it would not have been nearly as significant (nor as dangerous) for the marchers to have traveled from Montgomery and to Selma. but I get your point.