Rep. Lori Saine’s speech on the ground of the Colorado Home was a humiliation.

The Republican from Weld County spouted flagrantly flawed information concerning the time following the Civil Conflict, in an try and co-opt the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for her personal political functions. Discontent to honor King’s legacy within the background, Saine precipitated a scene over a perceived racial slight; two of her white colleagues had been informed they might not be the prime sponsors of a decision commemorating King’s birthday.

“We’ve come a great distance on that arc — for the reason that Reconstruction — since whites and blacks alike had been in practically equal numbers lynched for the crime of being Republican,” Saine was quoted saying in The Denver Publish. “My colleagues, how are you going to redeem your marginalized voice by marginalizing ours? Our march in the direction of justice will not be over when a colleague is barred from introducing a decision on this ground due to the colour of her pores and skin. Our march of justice will not be over when a member of this physique who represents all races, creeds and religions is informed that Martin Luther King doesn’t symbolize her heritage.”

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We’re flabbergasted.


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