Alveda King: Elizabeth Warren Used Race Card to Divide the American People
Prominent conservative activist Alveda King, the niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., said Wednesday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren played the “race card” and used the King name on the Senate floor to divide the American people.
Washington Times reports,
Ms. King, a former Georgia state representative, made the comments following the Senate’s vote Tuesday night to silence Ms. Warren after she broke chamber rules with her criticism of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s attorney general nominee. The 49-43 vote, which broke along party lines, came after Ms. Warren quoted a letter written by MLK’s late wife, Coretta Scott King, when she objected to Mr. Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship in the 1980s.
Ms. King rejected Ms. Warren’s use of the King name, saying her aunt was a “very reasonable woman” who today would recognize Mr. Sessions’ record in helping the black community.
“Aunt Coretta was a very reasonable women and she, with integrity, would have noted that he had done some great work in fighting against discrimination,” Ms. King, who said she worked as her aunt’s communications secretary for several years, told Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto.
“I believe certainly 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,” she continued.
“So it’s almost like a bait and switch, stir up their emotions, use the name King — and my name is Alveda King — stir up people’s emotions [and] play the race card, which she was attempting to do,” she added.