Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., was on the Neil Cavuto show this week.
She had some choice words for the Democrats who have held up the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
Allen West’s website has the story:
Alveda King SCOLDS Liz Warren
The Senate voted 49-43 last night to uphold a ruling that Warren violated Senate rules prohibiting impugning another senator when she delivered a lengthy speech against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of Attorney General. The controversy stemmed from her remarks in reference to a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King (Martin Luther King Jr’s late wife), when the chamber was debating whether to confirm Sessions to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.
After those remarks, the Senate voted to shut Warren up. She defended her decision, stating “This is about Coretta Scott King’s letter and that’s all this is about. She wrote a powerful letter about an important moment in history that directly involved Jeff Sessions and is directly relevant to the question of whether Jeff Sessions ought to be the attorney general of the United States — and Mitch McConnell didn’t want me to read that letter.”
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., however, said Senator Warren is using the King named to play the race card and stir up emotions.
“In that letter [Coretta Scott King] would be referring to some of [Sen. Jeff Sessions] comments,” King told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto. “However, she would agree today that he of course ended some [school segregation and] he worked to prosecute members of the KKK.”
King added: “It’s almost like a bait and switch, stir up the emotions, in the name of King — and my name is Alveda King — [and] play the race card, which she was attempting to do.”
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