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MLK III says his dad would have considered federal shutdown as ‘inhumane.’

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 12:02:34-05

Martin Luther King III strongly disagrees with Vice President Mike Pence, who said President Trump is honoring his father’s legacy by pushing for the border wall.

Pence quoted Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech on CBS-TV’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

 “One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was ‘Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy,” Pence said.

Pence then spoke of King’s father: “You think of how he changed America. He inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more perfect union.

“That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on Congress to do — come to the table in the spirit of good faith,” Pence said. “We’ll secure our border. We’ll reopen the government, and we’ll move our nation forward, as the president said yesterday, to even a broader discussion about immigration reform in the months ahead.”

But MLK III told last week his late father would view the government shutdown as “inhumane,” and he blames Trump for triggering the misery among federal workers.

MLK III said that a border wall could be needed, but not at the expense of creating the kind of hardship among federal workers, who are struggling to survive without a paycheck.