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Politics Alveda King: Obama Politicized John Lewis’ Funeral– He Took United States Back to Segregated 1960s


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Politics Alveda King: Obama Politicized John Lewis’ Funeral– He Took United States Back to Segregated 1960s

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., criticized former President Barack Obama for his eulogy at John Lewis’ funeral. King said, “I guess we should have expected that the left, including President Obama, would take that occasion for a political moment. They’ll grab…

Politics Alveda King: Obama Politicized John Lewis’ Funeral– He Took United States Back to Segregated 1960s

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Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Buddies,” Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., slammed previous President Barack Obama for his eulogy at John Lewis’ funeral.

King stated, “I guess we should have anticipated that the left, consisting of President Obama, would take that occasion for a political minute. They’ll get at any opportunity, that’s to be understood.”

She continued, “I have actually chosen not to politicize the death of Congressman Lewis, but remember him as a tranquil, nonviolent warrior, and encourage everyone to resolve our conflicts in harmony. However, President Obama, with wordplay, took us back to the 1960 s. That was a time when segregation was still on the books, segregation was still legal, and those in power, a few of them were attempting to implement that and keep that. Today when the National Guard enters or state troopers, they are trying to secure individuals of America in every community and to save lives and protect people. There is a totally distinct distinction. Likewise indicating without calling any names– he was very creative not to call any names saying that there was an effort to weaken the ballot process, you know. Actually, President Trump is saying, people, please focus, we do want you to vote, utilize your absentee tallies, go to the polls. He’s even encouraged, you know, individuals to be poll watchers and survey workers and that type of thing. President Trump is not attempting to reduce the vote.”

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She included, “We do want people to vote safely, and we need the ballot process to be fair, and so to politicize the funeral of a serene warrior– I indicate, I think they grabbed at an opportunity to be political.”

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