Dr. Alved Raja said on Friday that the Left would “usurp any occasion” to turn the funeral of John Lewis, a symbol of civil rights, into a “political occasion”.
In an interview on “Fox and Friends”, King said he should have expected a chance from former President Barack Obama.
He said, “I have chosen not to politicize the death of Congressman Lewis, but to remember him as a peaceful, non-violent warrior and to encourage everyone to resolve our conflicts peacefully.”
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Obama explained to attendees at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, “I know it’s a celebration of John’s life. Some people might say that we shouldn’t care about such things. But I’m talking about this . ” . “John Lewis devoted his time to this earth that is making a lot of attacks on democracy and what is best in America that we are seeing right now.”
He then participated in the discussion, discussed a range of topics, including the Voting Rights Act, giving statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, turning Election Day into a national holiday, implementing automatic voter registration, from Senate filming Got rid of, and nationwide civil unrest after the death of George Floyd.
However, according to King, Obama distorted history when he “took us back to the 1960s.”
At the beginning of his speech, Obama echoed the life of young activist Lewis, who was beaten by state troops during the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March, known as “Bloody Sunday.”
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, “And that was the time when segregation was still on the books, segregation was still legal and in power … some of them were trying to enforce and keep it . “
“Today, when the National Guard goes in – for example sent by the President – or state soldiers, they are trying to protect the people of America in every community. And, to protect and protect the people For, “he said. “There is a completely different difference.”
As he grew up, Lewis fought against oppression in other ways, leading to a five-term career representing the state of Georgia.
King drew similarities without naming names, alleging that “an attempt to undermine the voting process,” a mischaracterization of the current administration’s message before the November presidential election.
“You know, actually President Trump is saying: ‘People, please pay attention. We want you to vote. Use your absentee ballot. Go to the polls.” He even said that you know that people are pole watchers and pole workers and people like that.
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“President Trump is not trying to suppress the vote,” King insisted. “We want people to vote safely. And, we need a voting process to be fair. And so, to politicize the funeral of a peaceful warrior – I mean, I think they did political Seized the opportunity to be. ” .
Fox News’ Marissa Shultes contributed to this report.