MLK Niece Alveda King: Biden ‘Race-Baiting, Playing the Race Card’ with Voting Reform Rhetoric

Natalia Mittelstadt
January 18th, 2022

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., blasted President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday for “stirring up emotions to get their way” with voting legislation.

Biden said on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day that state laws requiring voter ID or banning mass mailing of absentee ballots are an “assault on our freedom to vote,” particularly for minority Americans.

But voter ID is necessary “because we tell somebody they don’t need an ID, they don’t count,” King told the John Solomon Reports podcast. “They may as well just mark an ‘X’ on a ballot. So we need the ID and sensible voting.”

King added that what “Biden is doing [is] stirring the race card, race baiting, playing the race card, trying to stir up emotion.”

“Martin Luther King, Jr. was a prophet and a preacher before he was a civil rights leader,” said his niece, a pro-life advocate. “And you have to put all of that together and represent human dignity from the womb to the tomb.

“Now, that’s not what Biden is doing — President Biden and Vice President Harris, they’re not — Nancy Pelosi and all of them. They’re stirring up emotions to get their way. It’s like having temper tantrums when you in the highest seats in this office.”

The Democrats, King said, are sowing fear around voting legislation, saying, in effect, “Be afraid, be very afraid.” 

In contrast to Democratic fearmongers and doomsayers, her uncle was “a man of faith, hope, and love,” King recalled. “And he, of course, believed in appropriate voting and legislation and the laws, but he said the law can’t make you love me, but it can keep you from lynching me.”

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