Monday, January 19, 2015

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) Praises Martin Luther King Jr. Day, But Voted Against Making It A Federal Holiday. Twice.

Man, the stones on this guy:

This tweet by itself would be rather uncontroversial if it wasn't for the fact that said tweeter just happened to vote against making Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday. Twice.

You would think that supporting such a thing would be a no-brainer. I mean, just to drive the point home, even Strom Thurmond (!!!) voted in favor of it! Seriously, when your record on civil rights is even worse than the guy who filibustered the original Civil Rights Act, it's probably time for some introspection.

Also, too. Scalise was one of two Republicans in the Louisian legislature who thought there was no need to apologize for that whole slavery thing. Just throwing that out there.

If the congressman really wants to honor MLK, he should probably do something actually productive, like offer support to fix the Voting Rights Act. I'm pretty sure Dr. King would appreciate that more than some empty, useless tweet.

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