A relative of an influential American civil rights leader urged the White House to refrain from calling people racist for political gain.
Rev. Martin Luther King’s niece, Alveda King, wants the Biden administration to stop exploiting prejudice against those belonging to a different race. She also disagrees with the president’s, vice president’s, and House speaker’s approaches to voting reform.
“[Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi] are stirring up emotions to get their way,” she told the “John Solomon Reports” podcast show. “[They are also] race baiting [and] playing the race card.”
King wants these Democrats to follow her uncle’s example of professing, preaching, and representing human dignity “from the womb to the tomb.” She described the reverend as a man of “faith, hope and love” who supported “appropriate voting.”
“That is not what Biden is doing, President Biden and Vice President Harris, they are not–Nancy Pelosi and all of them,” she can be heard saying. “It is like having temper tantrums when you in the highest seats in this office.”
She still supports voter identification rules because those who cast their ballot without proving who they are “do not count.”
“They may as well just mark an ‘x’ on a ballot, so we need the ID and sensible voting,” she said.
Vice-President Harris recently used the Luther King, Jr. public holiday to push the U.S. Senate to “do its job” and pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.
“We must not give up and we must not give in. To truly honor the legacy of the man we celebrate … we must continue to fight for the freedom to vote, for freedom for all,” the vice-president previously said.
“This bill represents the first real opportunity to secure the freedom to vote since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act nearly a decade ago, and the Senate must pass this bill now,” she added.