The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., restrained her anger when during a statement she accused Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, of pulling the old “bait and switch” out of her bag of tricks, as well as playing the “race card” by connecting MLK’s family with Sen. Jeff Sessions’ appointment as attorney general.
Dr. Alveda King, the niece of civil-rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reacted to Sen. Warren quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife in the Senate. The letter was written and sent in 1986 to Sen. Strom Thurmond regarding Sessions’ nomination to the federal court.
But after Warren’s diatribe and outburst on the floor of the Senate, Alveda King criticized the Senator’s “using the name of Martin Luther King Jr. and now Mrs. Coretta Scott King to get people’s emotions stirred so they cannot clearly get the message” of peacemaking.
Dr. King, who is a pro-life activist and Christian leader, called Warren’s tactic “the old bait and switch, with the race card being played. Dr. King described it as “People will never look at the issues. People will never see the solutions. They’ll be angry and then [Democrats] can slip [their] agenda in.”
King added that her aunt was a “reasonable person” and would note Session has “done some great work in fighting against discrimination.”
“I believe that if she could look at the record of Sen. Sessions today, with integrity, she would say, ‘Well, he has worked to prosecute the Ku Klux Klan, he has worked to desegregate public schools,’” King said.
Sessions’ friends and supporters noted that as Alabama’s state attorney general during the 1990s, he pushed to desegregate public schools and prosecuted the former head of the Ku Klux Klan, ensuring he received the death penalty in a case involving the abduction and murder of a black teenager.
During the last election, Warren attempted to use her Democratic bag of tricks and was quickly repelled by the Trump campaign. They caused the voters to learn that the mainstream media gave up on its questioning the liberal senator’s “false claims” of Native American ancestry, more precisely of Cherokee lineage, back around 2011. In fact, Trump began calling Sen. Warren “Pocahontas,” the Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia in the 17th Century.