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On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

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JEFF MARTIN and MICHAEL WARREN
Updated: January 17, 2022 04:34 PM
Created: January 17, 2022 04:16 PM

ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son has condemned the inaction of federal lawmakers on voting rights.

Speaking in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Martin Luther King III said he was marking the federal holiday named for his father, but he wasn’t there to celebrate.

Instead, he said he is calling on Congress and President Joe Biden to pass the sweeping legislation that would help ease Republican-led voting restrictions passed in at least 19 states that make it more difficult to cast a ballot.

Republican Sen. Tim Scott countered by accusing Democrats of labeling his party members as racists.

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