While introducing Michelle Obama at a campaign event on Friday, Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) invoked the words of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to add some gravitas to the First Lady's appearance.
Unfortunately, they were the wrong words.
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"I'm so proud of our country. In 2008 and 2012, we showed that Dr. Martin Luther King had it right," Udall said. "Which is that in America, at our best, we judge people by the content of their color–"
Udall's crowd began to groan, and the embattled Democratic senator quickly corrected himself on the oft-quoted phrase.
"Content of their character, not the color of their skin," Udall said. "I got it right–I got it both ways!"