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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:17 AM

MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster


Zac BonDurant Jan 15, 2022 Updated 1 hr ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change the Senate's Jim Crow-era filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass.

King told a crowd campaigning to protect voting rights that Sinema cannot simultaneously express support for the legislation while also blocking their approval.

“History will remember Sen. Sinema, I believe unkindly, for her position on the filibuster,” the civil rights leader's eldest son said as the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

With his wife Arndrea Waters King; and their daughter Yolanda Renee King, 13, the family joined a march in Phoenix with local activists and supporters from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, a predominantly Black church, and spoke about the importance of “no celebration without legislation.”

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https://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/national/article_e9441db4-f946-5ff2-a48e-1fafa36f79a9.html

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