Earlier this week, Barack Obama hijacked the funeral of Congressman John Lewis, shamelessly using it to attack President Donald Trump. Now, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. is firing back to blast Obama for what he did.
“I guess we should have expected that the left, including President Obama, would take that occasion for a political moment,” Alveda King said during an interview with “Fox & Friends.” “They’ll grab at any opportunity, that’s to be understood.”
“I’ve chosen not to politicize the death of Congressman Lewis, but remember him as a peaceful, nonviolent warrior, and encourage everyone to resolve our conflicts peacefully. However, President Obama, with wordplay, took us back to the 1960s. That was a time when segregation was still on the books, segregation was still legal, and those in power, some of them were trying to enforce that and keep that.
Today when the National Guard goes in or state troopers, they are trying to protect the people of America in every community and to save lives and protect people. There is a totally distinct difference. Also implying without calling any names— he was very clever not to call any names saying that there was an effort to undermine the voting process, you know.
Actually, President Trump is saying, people, please pay attention, we do want you to vote, use your absentee ballots, go to the polls. He’s even encouraged, you know, people to be poll watchers and poll workers and that kind of thing. President Trump is not trying to suppress the vote.”
She added, “We do want people to vote safely, and we need the voting process to be fair, and so to politicize the funeral of a peaceful warrior— I mean, I guess they grabbed at an opportunity to be political.”
This came after Obama gave a eulogy for Lewis that was incredibly political.
“Now, I know this is a celebration of John’s life. There are some who might say we shouldn’t dwell on such things. But that’s why I’m talking about it,” Obama said. “John Lewis devoted his time on this Earth fighting the very attacks on democracy and what’s best in America that we are seeing circulate right now.”
He proceeded to give a political speech that touched on a variety of topics, all of which were anti-Trump.