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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.”

Crime Bill Biden Tells Sick Lie About His Role in the Civil Rights Movement Right to the Faces of MLK’s Family

Michael Austin, The Western Journal
January 12th, 2022

President Joe Biden seems to have a strange need to tell the same, very specific, repeatedly debunked lie over and over again.

The last time the president was caught in this lie, he was even pressured to recant it, admitting he was wrong.

Nevertheless, on Tuesday during a speech at the Atlanta University Center Consortium, Biden repeated this lie yet again — the lie that he had been arrested during a civil rights movement demonstration.

What’s even worse is that he told this mistruth in front of the family of Martin Luther King Jr., some of whom were hesitant to even attend Biden’s speech, according to Politico.

During the address, which was regarding “protecting the right to vote” (which is Democrat-speak for the effort to completely eliminate all voting safeguards), Biden spouted out his civil rights lie while performing his typical racial justice pandering to the consortium, which is made up of four historically black colleges and universities.

“I did not live the struggle of Douglass, Tubman, King, Lewis, Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner, and countless others — known and unknown,” Biden said, according to a White House transcript of his remarks. “I did not walk in the shoes of generations of students who walked these grounds. But I walked other grounds. Because I’m so damn old, I was there as well.”

“You think I’m kidding, man. It seems like yesterday the first time I got arrested.”

Previously, during his failed run for the presidency in 1987, Biden claimed to have marched in the civil rights movement when he was a student in the 1960s, according to the Washington Examiner.

He later had to walk those statements back, saying, “I was not down marching. I was not down in Selma. I was not anywhere else.”

Despite walking back his claims, Biden spouted off a similar lie during his 2020 presidential campaign when he claimed to have been arrested while visiting with former South African President Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

“This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. I had the great honor of meeting him,” Biden said at a campaign event in 2020, the Examiner reported.

“I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robben Island.”

In a subsequent interview with CNN, Biden noted he “wasn’t arrested” but was merely “stopped” and “not able to move where I wanted to go.”

It’s hard to understand why exactly Biden keeps repeating this same old lie.

Maybe it’s because he’s a duplicitous politician hoping to paint himself as a racial justice activist at a time when racial justice pandering is at a premium.

Or maybe it’s simply because, at 79-years-old, Biden’s memory and mental faculties are not what they once were.

His long history of lying suggests the former is true.

Regardless, don’t let the president fool you — his word can hardly be trusted.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.