Mitch McConnell Gets Destroyed By Social Media For Posting A Tribute To MLK While Leading Republican Efforts To Obstruct New Voting-Rights Legislation

What a hypocrite.

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The US is again struggling with voting rights, and as the nation celebrates the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Republicans only seem to remember one quote by the slain civil rights leader. Heirs to the civil rights icon want action taken with passing the voting rights bill.

“Be engaged. Right now, it is about protecting, preserving, and expanding voting rights,” Martin Luther King III told CBS News.

He also took his message to Twitter.

“We’re calling for no celebration without legislation,” his wife, Arndrea Waters King, said. “We can’t celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. without having the legislation, the cornerstone of his legacy, the cornerstone of our democracy, solidified.”

Bernice King tweeted out this message on Sunday.

And she was right. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted a tribute to King while blocking the voting rights bill.

Twitter users put him on blast.

Keep MLK’s name out of your mouth, Mitch.

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