Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s his niece, Alveda King, used her late uncle to defend the vice president of the United States from a dragging by former White House director of Communications Omarosa Manigault the Atlanta Black Star reports.
Omarosa has been telling all of the Trump administration’s business on "Celebrity Big Brother" and recently implied that vice president Mike Pence wasn’t sane.
“As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” she said on the show. “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
After Omaros's comments aired, commentator Joy Behar piled on by directly questioning Pence’s mental health on her show, "The View."
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices,” Behar said.
Alveda King wasn't here for Manigault or Behar's comments, however. She claimed on "Fox Business," to have had Jesus speak to her, herself, and asked, “Now am I crazy?”
King then used her famous uncle as an example to further illustrate her point.
“If [Pence is] hearing God … Martin Luther King Jr., my uncle, said he heard the voice of Jesus say stand up … is my uncle crazy?”
This isn’t the first time King, an avowed Trump supporter, has used her uncle’s legacy to defend the administration. After Trump got in trouble for his “shithole countries” remark, King dismissed the notion of the president of being a racist.
"Racism is just a word that is being bandied about and thrown at the president unjustly. President Trump is not a racist," King said in January.
“But what is so outrageous, to call a man a racist, who continues to acknowledge the significant work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., my uncle, in a positive way. And he puts his money where his mouth is. He puts his energy behind it.”