Bernice King, who has spent decades championing her parents’―Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King―legacies as CEO of the King Center, spoke out on Tuesday after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced for quoting Coretta Scott King on the congressional floor.
Warren had been expressing her opposition to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as attorney general given his record on civil rights and tried to read a letter King sent to voice her own concern over Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship in 1986. But Sen. Mitch McConnell claimed Warren had violated a rule that bars senators from “impugning the motives” of a fellow senator and initiated a vote that forced her from the podium. Warren refused to remain in the chambers, instead reading the full letter on Facebook Live.
Within minutes, King took to Twitter to point out how hypocritical it is to honor her father and then refuse to let her mother’s words be heard. She went on to thank Warren for “being the soul” of the elected body.
And on Facebook, she circulated a 10-step plan that outlines how Democrats should battle both Republicans and President Trump. Her advice: “Remember this is a regime, she wrote. “[H]e’s not acting alone.”
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