Former President Donald Trump has invited the Rushingbrook Children's Choir to perform at his next South Carolina rally after they were prevented from completing a "The Star-Spangled Banner" performance inside the U.S. Capitol. The Christian choir from South Carolina, whose members range in age from 7 to 17, had been invited to perform a few patriotic songs in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol on May 26 as part of a pre-arranged tour. The performance received the approval of South Carolina congressional representatives William Timmons and Joe Wilson and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). However, the Capitol police conveyed an order via a guide to prevent the children from completing the national anthem's third verse, claiming that "singing the Anthem could be considered a form of protest." [tweet_embed]June 08, 2023[/tweet_embed] The choir director, David Rasbach, expressed his disbelief at the incident, stating, "I couldn't believe that was happening, that they would stop the national anthem of all songs." An organizer for the event, Matthew Leys, claimed that the reason for the order was that "singing the Anthem could be considered a form of protest." Capitol police initially stated that "the Congressional staff member who was accompanying the group knew the rules, yet lied to the officers multiple times about having permission from various offices. The staffer put both the choir and our officers, who were simply doing their jobs, in an awkward and embarrassing position." However, it was later revealed that it was not the staffer who lied. The Capitol police subsequently apologized for the "miscommunication" and stated that they were not "aware that the Speaker's Office had approved this performance." Since the incident, the choir has been invited to perform on Fox News and NewsMax. The choir director, David Rasbach, called Trump's invitation "quite an honor," stressing that "I wouldn't even think of turning him down." Trump extended the invitation on his Truth Social page, saying, "Well I just want to say hello and pay my respects to a very talented group of people, the Rushingbrook Children's choir. I heard about what happened at the Capitol and that's a shame. It's really a serious thing to have an event like that — such a beautiful time in your lives and such an important time in your lives — to be interrupted in such a way, but we're going to have you in South Carolina and you're going to sing at a rally for us in front of tens of thousands of people. We're all going to have a great time together. We love our country." Trump added, "Thank you for loving America." The Rushingbrook Children's Choir is a Christian choir from South Carolina; its members range in age from 7 to 17. The chorus has expressed gratitude for its support since the incident, with Rasbach stating, "We are all Christian people, and we know that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord. We're just gob-smacked. We're just a little choir of kids from Greenville who nobody knew anything about except Greenvillians who came to our concerts, and even then we never even had full houses. And now we're performing on national news." The choir's performance at Trump's rally is expected to highlight the event, with the former President expressing his excitement at the prospect of hearing the choir's "beautiful" voices.