Don Lemon Only Said What We Were Thinking About Weak Lawmakers Standing In The Way Of Voters' Rights
Lemon called out Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema in a fiery discussion, explaining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s values.
January 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm
Don Lemon didn't hold back while discussing the hypocrisy some lawmakers showed as he pointed out the use of Martin Luther King Jr.'s quotes by politicians who haven't exemplified the civil rights icon's same values. As the nation focuses on ensuring the safety and protection of voting rights for everyone, Lemon called out Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) during an episode of CNN's New Day for their lack of effort to join in the cause.
"Inevitably, you get the politicians, especially the ones in there now, who are blocking people's access to the voting booth, and they want to use Dr. King conveniently. They are the biggest hypocrites on the planet," he said. "Because if Sinema and Manchin really want to honor the legacy of Dr. King and all of the people who fought for civil rights and voting rights in this country, what they would do is do a carve-out for voting rights with the filibuster."
"That’s bull … That’s BS. And you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a hypocrite." @donlemon unloads on lawmakers who want to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. while standing in the way of voting rights reform by opposing the filibuster. pic.twitter.com/UKX0tQGI2E
— New Day (@NewDay) January 18, 2022
He went on to chastise the politicians for their stance on the "backward" rules that continue to be a barrier on the forward movement of civil rights.
"As a former president said at John Lewis' memorial service: 'These are relics of Jim Crow.' The filibuster has been used to block civil rights legislation forever. And so, we need to stop that — we need to evolve," Lemon said.