MLK’s Niece Voted for Trump

Alveda King, center, participates in a march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in 1985 / AP


Alveda C. King, niece of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., said she voted for Donald Trump in a statement to American Thinker.

American Thinker asked King, a pro-life activist, if she thought Trump would take pro-life actions as president.

"While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders," King wrote.

King said she hopes "polar opposites" will come together to "work together as brothers and sisters" on issues of justice like abortion.

King mentioned Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) in her statement due to the public feud between Trump and Lewis over the weekend. Lewis told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that he did not think Trump was a legitimate president. Trump responded on Twitter, criticizing Lewis and claiming his congressional district is in "horrible shape."

King is the director of several pro-life organizations, including Civil Rights for the Unborn and Gospel of Life Ministries. She leads African-American outreach for Priests for Life.

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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