Alveda King isn’t letting Warren’s racially charged rhetorical go unchecked.
- Alveda King is the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., famed civil rights icon.
- Alveda took umbrage with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren who Alveda believes plays the “race card” to sow division.
- Alveda King supported Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Elizabeth Warren received critique from the niece of a famed civil rights hero for her continued race baiting. Sen. Warren has also received criticism for claiming to be Native American because she has high cheek bones. Many feel she uses race as a dividing tactic to ensure support from those who vote based on perceived racial injustice.
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.
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.