Herman Cain bursts into song

Herman Cain demonstrated his vocal abilities Monday when asked if he would sing at an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington. 

Saying he'd sing a song that would “share a little bit of my faith," he burst into the gospel hymn "He looked beyond my fault."

He sang the first verse only: “Amazing Grace will always be my song of praise, for it was grace that brought me liberty."

Its opening lyric led to reports he sang "Amazing Grace," but the lyrics match the song "He looked beyond my fault."

The title of the song is fitting. Cain is fiercely fighting allegations that two women were paid to leave the National Restaurant Association quietly after complaining of sexually inappropriate behavior by Cain when he headed the trade group in the mid-1990s. The report in Politico said the women received financial settlements to leave the organization and as a part of those deals, they agreed not to discuss their complaints.


This is not the first time Cain has sung at a press club event, a video surfaced of Cain signing at a 1991 event at the Ohama Press Club leading the National Press Club to ask if the Republican presidential candidate would sing at their event.

After accepting the offer, Cain said that it would not be a regular feature of his campaign, “I will take advantage of this opportunity, but if I come to your event, don’t ask, don’t expect it.”

— This story was updated at 3:05 p.m.