Today this country honors the life of Reverand Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., a resoundingly influential leader of the civil rights movement — something that has become more important than many of us have seen in our lifetimes over the course of the past four years. Something that Donald Trump and every one of his people has spit in the face of during their time in office.
And today, none other than South Carolina Senator and Trump sycophant supreme proved that his audacity is alive and well in a tweet “honoring” Dr. King and shamelessly peddling the GOP’s new “unity” talking point to save Donald Trump’s ass.
“In these troubled times we need to pursue Dr. King’s dream for America with passion and vigor. The words of his “I Have a Dream” address mean as much today as when they were delivered,” Graham’s shameless tweet reads. “Dr. King is a true American inspiration.”
In these troubled times we need to pursue Dr. King’s dream for America with passion and vigor. The words of his “I Have a Dream” address mean as much today as when they were delivered. Dr. King is a true American inspiration.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 18, 2021
This coming from the man who’s southern fried in homegrown racism, dipped in disappointment and shame.
To say the very least, social media took him to task, as he deserved:
REMEMBER that dream you had where you called the Georgia Secretary of State and told him to lose Black people’s votes in Georgia? And then you actually acted on it?
All of us do.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 18, 2021
You’ve been supporting a White supremacist
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 18, 2021
For four years, you’ve had your head up the ass of a guy who’s had Nazi marches in his name. Sit down.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 18, 2021
I don’t recall this part of the speech:
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, their Secretary of State will get a call from a corrupt weasel Senator from South Carolina, asking that Georgia ignore the votes of black people.”
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) January 18, 2021
Love how white supremacist Lindsey G feels no shame in quoting Dr. King after Lindsey sought to disenfranchise 81 million voters, many of whom are BIPOC, simply to avoid disclosure of whatever trump has used to blackmail Lindsey.
— Daredevil (@justdojustice) January 18, 2021
Says the man that said if you’re black and live in South Carolina that you’re welcome so long as you’re a conservative. I guess you wouldn’t be welcoming MLK today.
— Hanna_B🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@hanna_P12) January 18, 2021
There’s so much I could say here, but let me leave you with this Senator; The best thing you could do for yourself is sit down, shut up, and keep Dr. King’s name out of your filthy mouth.
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