Sat. May 28th, 2022

Martin Luther King III, speaking at a news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at Union Station in Washington, DC on Monday.
Martin Luther King III, speaking at a news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at Union Station in Washington, DC on Monday. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images)

In a statement tonight, Martin Luther defeated King III, the eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the moderate Democratic censors Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, said “they have failed the United States. They were given countless opportunities to protect our most sacred franchise, but in the end they sided with a Jim Crow relic. over the right to vote for black and brown communities. “

“They ignored the call of millions of Americans, West Virginians and Arizonans, who know that restoring the Voting Rights Act is a necessity for the health of our democracy. As I said from Frederick Douglass Bridge on holiday to honor my father: no the bridge will be strong enough to hold the weight of this failure, “he said in the statement.

He continued: “Despite this setback, we will continue to fight for the right to vote. This fight marks a new chapter in the royal legacy and we will not accept failure. We have set extraordinary foundations for change and the country will not let this fight end. That ending the filibuster is part of the national conversation in a way it has never been before – people now know that the filibuster is not engraved in the constitution but rather a tool of repression and the voting rights guaranteed by my father are under attack. “

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