Martin Luther King’s right-wing nut job of a niece thinks we should all hold hands, sing “Kumbaya,” and show our love for racist Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States attorney general – because George Wallace and Jesus.
Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial choice of Sessions for attorney general is not sitting well with a lot of Americans, especially people of color. That’s because of Sessions’ disturbing record on race.
To help shore up Trump’s pick, Fox & Friends turned to Fox contributor and MLK’s niece, Alveda King. Fox loves to use the niece’s civil rights bloodline to bolster the network’s anti-civil rights propaganda. It’s just never mentioned that Alveda King is estranged from the rest of the family.
King first attacked those with concerns about Sessions for “playing the race card”:
“Sen. Sessions prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan. Sen. Sessions went and desegregated schools in Alabama. Nobody wants to talk about that because they want to say he’s a racist and he bandies racist slurs.”
Well, if you ask me, bandying racial slurs is a good sign of being a racist. So is his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and his dubious prosecution of three civil rights activists for voter fraud when they were working to register black voters.
Fox host Abby Huntsman ignored the evidence as she suggested that Democrats should get over Sessions’ racist history in the name of Martin Luther King:
“Something that your uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, talked about a lot was forgiveness. And coming together. And moving on from things. Why is it today that it seems that the media and in this case, the Democrats are having such a difficult time moving on from something that happened decades ago? But we all have a past. We all have moments where we say, ‘You know, I probably would have handled that differently. I probably would have said that differently.'”
As if racist sentiments are something any one of us might have once nursed.
That’s when King, in her effort to acquit Sessions, turned to Wallace, the segregationist former governor of Alabama.
“George Wallace … was one of the most racist people in our history. And yet, through love, through communication, and through resisting nonviolently, George Wallace repented.
What would Jesus do? What can I say that will heal? So I’m encouraging Mr. Trump and his picks not to go on the defensive but to assert that we want to heal America. We want to work together for America.”
That’s right, it’s not up a divisive president-elect to work to heal America, it’s our job to suck up to his divisive choice for attorney general. And hope that Jesus changes him.
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